Madhya Pradesh Congress, which made several attempts to showcase unity in the poll-bound state, is in loggerheads with all the senior state leaders over various issues. Although the big three Digvijaya Singh, Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia earlier stated that they will not let Bhartiya Janta Party get the better of them in 2018 assembly polls and will work towards the progress of Congress in the state, however recent reports have created concerns for central leadership.
Digvijaya’s appeal to remain united
In recent times, a video of Digvijaya Singh went viral on social media in which he requested the party leaders and workers to remain united ‘even if their enemy gets the party ticket’, which raised questions over harmony of state Congress leaders.
Kamal Nath versus Jyotiraditya Scindia
According to sources, there is a rift between State President Kamal Nath and Campaign Committee Chief Jyotiraditya Scindia, over ticket distribution. Although Congress screening committee has decided around 100 candidates for the assembly election, but Scindia and Kamal Nath have several differences over picking remaining 130 contestants.
Rahul Gandhi’s crucial role
Congress President, Rahul Gandhi has spoken to both the leaders over the issue, sources claimed. Following which, Kamal Nath, Scindia and Digvijaya have been asked to execute special roles, pertaining to their vigour. According to Gandhi’s instructions, Kamal Nath will be only looking at the organisation and finances, Scindia will be campaigning and Digvijaya will be doing the back room management, avert any kind of vague.
And the decision of picking candidates has been totally given to Rahul Gandhi, sources confirmed.
The big reason of BJP’s excellent record in Madhya Pradesh lies within its unity and conversely, massive egos of Congress persons have costed them several elections in past.