Row over new MP Congress chief, Jyotiraditya Scindia gets support of “500” members

Bhopal | The Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee seems to be in a fix over appointing the new state Congress chief, with Jyotiradiya Scindia in top consideration.

Reports claimed that Scindia is miffed with the party leadership for keeping him away from Madhya Pradesh and has clearly said that he would have to “look for options”.

Some have even said that he would quit the party if not offered the post.

Congress leader Ashok Dangi, supporting Jyotiraditya, has threatened that about 500 party members will resign if Scindia is not made the state chief.

“If Jyotiraditya Scindia is kept away from the politics of Madhya Pradesh then I along with 500 people will resign from the party,” read the press note by Dangi.

“The top leadership of the party should not forget about the contribution made by Jyotiraditya Scindia in the formation of Congress government in State,” it read.

“Some leaders are not able to digest the popularity and outreach of Jyotiraditya Scindia among the masses. That’s why they are deliberately trying to keep him away from the politics of the state,” said the letter.

The letter also stated that if Scindia is not chosen, he along with 500 others party workers will march to Delhi to the Congress office at 10 Janpath with their demand. If the demand is not met, they would all resign.

Recently, Sonia Gandhi had appointed him as chairman of the party’s screening committee for the forthcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls in her first major election-related decision as interim chief.

But it is believed that he is adamant for the Madhya Pradesh PCC president chair.

Meanwhile, MP Chief Minister Kamal Nath has refuted the claims, and said that Jyotiraditya is “not angry”.

“I don’t think Jyotiraditya Scindia is unhappy,” Kamal Nath, who is currently the state Congress chief, told reporters after his meeting with Sonia Gandhi at her home.

Asked about a report that Scindia had threatened to “look for other options” if he wasn’t given the top job, Kamal Nath replied, “I don’t think it’s right and I don’t think he is angry with anyone.”

The former Guna MP has reportedly been aiming for the job ever since the Congress won the Madhya Pradesh election in December and Kamal Nath took over as the Chief Minister.

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