- AICC directs DCC, Ratlam not to support Ajit Bourasi
- Will party consider Guddu for next Lok Sabha elections?
Ujjain: The Congress high command has taken serious note of the rejection of nomination papers of party’s official candidate Kamal Parmar for Alot ( SC reserve) constituency of Ratlam district. AICC vicepresident Rahul Gandhi convened a high- level meeting on the issue at All India Congress Committee ( AICC) headquarters on Monday evening. In the meeting Rahul reportedly directed the Ratlam District Congress Committee ( DCC, rural) not to support party MP Premchand Guddu’s son Ajit Bourasi in the election.
Rahul Gandhi also reportedly directed not to field Guddu in the next Lok Sabha Elections from Ujjain parliamentary constituency.
The AICC had already started probe into the issue where Parmar’s nomination papers were rejected due to lack of caste certificate, bank details, etc, which were mandatory. The B- form, in which Kamal Parmar’s candidature was made, also carried the name of Ajit Bourasi as ‘ substitute’ candidate of the party for Alot constituency. Parmar while filing his nomination papers had also mentioned Ajit Bourasi as the substitute candidate. As soon as Kamal Parmar’s nomination papers were rejected by the returning officer, Ajit Bourasi automatically became the Congress’ candidate for Alot. The issued embarrassed the party bigwigs and the matter reached at Delhi Darbar.
The AICC had sought a detailed report in this regard from the Pradesh Congress Committee ( PCC) and a show cause notice was also reportedly served to PCC chief Kantilal Bhuria, MP Premchand Guddu, his son Ajit Bourasi and party candidate from Alot Kamal Parmar. According to reports, the AICC meeting, which was also attended by the screening committee head Madhu Sudan Mistri and AICC general secretary and State incharge Mohan Prakash, took on record the Alot case and decided not to overlook such type of cases, though only 14 days are left for the polling for the Assembly election.
Sources disclosed to Free Press that Rahul Gandhi directed the Ratlam DCC not to take part in the election campaigning of Ajit Bourasi and not to consider Premchand Guddu’s name in the Lok Sabha polls. However, no reaction on the development was received from the persons concerned.