New Delhi, Feb 17, 2020-
Unhappy over public spats between Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and party General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Congress’ top leadership has asked the two leaders meet this week to sort out their differences.
The task of mediation has been assigned to party state in charge Deepak Babaria, said sources. The party high command is unhappy over the spat between the two top state leaders, which is creating a wrong perception of the party, said a leader.
Kamal Nath and Scindia have been on loggerheads on the issue of poll promises which have been not been fulfilled by the government. Scindia has maintained that he will take to the streets if the promises made in ‘Vachan Patra’ are not fulfilled, while Kamal Nath, who met interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday and attended the party coordination committee meet on Saturday where Scindia was also present, has dared him to do so.
The Congress has sought to played down the entire episode with party spokesman Randeep Surjewala terming both Kamal Nath and Scindia “amongst the most dedicated leaders of the party”.
He said if there are any grievances, the party will hear them and devise a patch-up formula. “What you see as spat is a manufactured one and the equation and relation between the two are cordial and great… both are working for strengthening the party,” he said.
The Congress also blamed the media for making it an issue without any reason. “I reject these stories,” Surjewala said.
However, all is not well within the Congress unit in the state, where the Kamal Nath government is surviving on a razor-thin majority and the party cannot afford to antagonise anyone and is trying to evolve a formula to pacify both leaders. (Agency)