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Congress battles massive infighting after loss

May 30, 2019

Congress party leaders have been introspecting the reason behind the party's massive defeat in the general elections across the country.

In Madhya Pradesh, conflict is brewing between the supporters of the young congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia and Chief Minister Kamal Nath.

Three ministers of Kamal Nath government have openely raised the demand that Jyotiraditya Scindia should be given charge of heading the congress party in the state.

"I feel that in our organisation, we should have separate leadership for the state and the party. In my opinion Jyotiraditya Scindia is perfect for the role," Pradyumn Singh Tomar said while speaking to News Channel.

Congress only won single seat out of 29 Lok Sabha seats in MP and that was by Kamal Nath's son Nakul Nath. Jyotiraditya Scindia lost the family seat of Guna in the elections but several party members are now favouring him as the party chief in the state.

Revenue minister Govind Singh Rajput spoke to a news channel and said, "If the party wins or loses, the Chief Minister or the party chief is responsible. If our party president has taken the responsibility and many state chiefs have resigned... In Madhya Pradesh, the Chief Minister is also the state Congress president and he wants to leave one post."

Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi has taken an adamant stand to resign from his post as the leader of Congress taking resposibility for the poor show of the party in elections. Several Congress leaders have tried to convince Rahul to change his mind but he is now refusing to even meet them.

"I have given him the message that he should not resign. We want him to continue on his post, otherwise it will cause us pain. We have conveyed that to him," said Sheila Dikshit, former chief minister of Delhi after Rahul refused to meet her.

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