Ahead of the Madhya Pradesh legislative assembly elections, the Congress will hold the meeting of the Screening Committee on Tuesday to decide on the list of candidates, Congress sources said. According to the party leaders, the meeting at the Congress War room in New Delhi will be attended by Madhya Pradesh PCC Chief Kamal Nath, AICC Incharge of MP, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Screening Committee Chairman of MP, Bhawar Jitendra Singh, Digvijaya Singh and other senior leaders of state Congress unit along with other members of Screening Committee and co-Incharges of AICC will be present at the meeting.
“Congress Screening Committee for Madhya Pradesh to meet today in Delhi at 6 PM at Congress War Room,” Congress sources said. With just two and half months to go for the polls, Congress has stepped up its electoral preparedness in the state.
The grand old party has also announced a slew of promises ahead of the election in the state. The party is seeking to return to power in the state. The Madhya Pradesh assembly polls are scheduled to be held later this year.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released its first list of Candidates for the poll-bound state last month. Madhya Pradesh is among the five states where assembly elections are to be held later this year to elect 230 members of the state. MP is the only state where the BJP is holding on to power.
In the 2018 assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Congress emerged as the single largest party with 114 seats and BJP got 109 seats. However, in 2020, the Congress government lost the majority followed by the resignations of some MLAs. After this, the BJP formed the government in the state and Shivraj Singh Chouhan was reinstated as the Chief Minister.