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Congress holds its cards tight in Madhya Pradesh
Ashwini Shrivastava in New Delhi | November 13, 2008 16:23 IST
With the issue of Madhya Pradesh [Images] Chief Ministerial candidate a ticklish affair, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday refused to suggest a name for the top post if his party wins the Assembly elections.
"Once Congress is voted to power it's up to the leaders to decide on CM's post," was the refrain of the Union Minister when asked by PTI.
He dismissed as 'hypothetical' reports suggesting that he was a contender for the top post in the state.
"I becoming the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh is hypothetical. I feel, efforts should be to ensure that Congress comes to power in the state," he said.
Attacking the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government as 'corrupt', he said: "People are fed up with the poor policies and implementation of schemes in Madhya Pradesh. They want change in the state and in power."
Scindia has started an exhaustive door-to-door poll campaign in the state and address a number of public meetings.
Scindia represents Guna constituency of Madhya Pradesh in the Lok Sabha.
The assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh are due on November 27, and political parties are campaigning in full swing across the state.
The Congress party has roped in senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Pachouri as Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee chief. On the other hand, BJP is banking on its senior leaders to capture people's votes.
The Congress party has ruled the state for 10 years between 1993 and 2003 under the chief ministership of AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh.
"Congress party has always put welfare of people first. The BJP government is badly in grip of corruption. I want the state to get rid of this tainted government," Scindia added.
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