Though Congress president Rahul Gandhi had restructured the Madhya Pradesh unit of his party ahead of the Assembly election to be held later this year, the exercise does not seem to be yielding the desired result.
Rahul Gandhi’s aim of uniting the various regional satraps may be falling flat. Factionalism in the MP unit of the Congress is refusing to end.
In the latest development, the supporters of MP Congress state president Kamal Nath and campaign committee chairperson Jyotiraditya Scindia have clashed over the chief minister’s post.
Former chief minister Digvijaya Singh finds himself in the crossfire between the two factions.
Earlier this month, hashtag ‘Chief Minister Scindia’ trended on Twitter. Scindia’s fans tweeted cards and posts saying he was the only one suited to be the next chief minister of MP.
This was in response to Kamal Nath’s supporters trending hashtag ‘Kamal Nath Next MP CM’ the previous day.
The tweets in support of the Kamal Nath were posted by one ‘Madhya Pradesh Congress Yuva Mitra Mandal’ while that of Scindia by one ‘Shrimant Scindia Fan Club’.
The tweets in support of the MP Congress state president were posted on July 6.
The messages were as follows:
‘Maharaj (Scindia) aur Raja (Digvijaya Singh) ka hai saath, mukhyamantri baney Kamal Nath (With the support of Scindia and Digvijaya, Kamal Nath will become MP CM)’.
‘Kamal Nath hee kamal (BJP) ki kaat hai, Madhya Pradesh ka har yuva aapke saath hai (Kamal Nath is the only antidote to Lotus, each and every youth of MP is with you)’.
‘Guna (Scindia’s Lok Sabha constituency) se milega josh, Raghogarh (Digvijaya’s home) se ashirwad, Chhindwara (Kamal Nath’s Lok Sabha constituency), netritva karega, CM banengey Kamal Nath (Kamal Nath will get energy from Scindia, blessings from Digvijaya, he will lead the election and become CM)’.
News credit : Indiatoday