Kamal Nath backs Scindia as Congress CM candidate

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Sep 2017 10:51:12


Staff Reporter,

Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath created ripples in the corridors of Congress by backing the name of Jyotiraditya Scindia as CM candidate in next Assembly elections.

Kamal Nath made the statement in Guna, while going to Mungawali to pay tribute to late Mahendra Singh Kalukheda on Wednesday. This was enough to create sensation in the corridors of power. It is learnt that Digvijay Singh had said that it is Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to decide the name of leader. While interacting with mediapersons, Jyotiraditya Scindia said that whether it is he, Suresh Pachauri, Arun Yadav, Digvijay Singh or any other leader, they all had one desire and it is to bring Congress back to power in Madhya Pradesh. He also said that it is party high command to take decision on CM candidate issue.

Whatever may be the views of different Congress leaders, but Kamal Nath’s statement has left the tongues wagging in Congress and started fresh debate that party should declare the CM face in coming Assembly election.

Most importantly, Kamal Nath had pushed forward the name of Jyotiraditya Scindia in this regard. Congress has the tradition of contesting the elections without projecting any face. Hence, it is a debatable question that in coming Assembly election, whether it will go extra mile by declaring the name of CM candidate? Meanwhile, Minister of State Lal Singh Arya took a dig at Kamal Nath’s statement and said that now, Congress is no more challenge to BJP in Madhya Pradesh. It is for a long time that demand is surfacing in Congress that party should contest next Assembly elections by projecting the CM face. In this regard, many Congress leaders are standing behind young and dynamic leader Jyotiraditya Scindia.

The popularity of Scindia could be gauged from the fact that whenever he reaches in any programme of Congress, then Congress workers go crazy and start raising slogans in his favour. Under the popular shadow of Scindia, other senior leaders of Congress finds themselves in oblivion.