November 20, 2019 | 4:19 AM IST
madhya pradesh politics

Infighting in Congress takes a step forward with party men flinging accuses

Not all seems well in Madhya Pradesh Congress party as infighting among party workers is becoming a regular feature. Recently two supporters of Jyotiraditya Scindia have accused former chief minister Digvijay Singh of interfering in state government’s functioning. This comes days after forest minister Umang Singhar called Digvijay Singh a blackmailer and chief of liquor mafia.

Madhya Pradesh revenue department and transport department Govind Singh Rajput and state labour minister Mahendra Singh Sisodia have said that if someone in the party has a right to interfere in the government’s affairs, then it is Scindia as the Assembly elections were fought under the banner of Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia. In another incident, two other MLAs from Ambah and Gohad, Kamlesh Jatav and Ranvir Jatav have accused Health minister Tulsiram Silavat and his son Bankim alleging they demand money for everything.

Ranvir Jatav also alleged that the Cooperative minister Dr. Govind Singh is involved in the illegal excavation of 200 trucks of sand each day in Lahar with the support of Digvijay Singh. He has also threatened that if this continues he would soon join BJP.  Meanwhile, Scindia recently gave an ultimatum to All India Congress Committee to appoint him as state Congress president or else he would seek an alternative.

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