Congress’ central election committee holds assembly, decides caste survey shall be its foremost agenda in Madhya Pradesh


The Congress’ central election committee on Saturday held deliberations on possible candidates for the Madhya Pradesh Meeting polls and likewise determined that the occasion’s foremost agenda would be the conduct of a caste survey within the state.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, former occasion chiefs Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, AICC normal secretary organisation Okay C Venugopal and others attend the central election committee assembly in Delhi. (PTI)

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, former occasion chiefs Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, AICC normal secretary organisation Okay C Venugopal and normal secretary in control of the state Randeep Surjewala, state occasion chief Kamal Nath and members of the central election committee attended the assembly.

“The Central Election Committee (CEC) assembly was held (in Delhi) at this time. We mentioned candidates’ names for about 140 seats. The names shall be finalised within the subsequent 6-7 days,” Nath instructed reporters after the assembly.

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Nonetheless, Surjewala and Jitendra Singh mentioned there was a dialogue on all seats and a call could be taken later.

Surjewala mentioned the problem of a caste survey was mentioned on the assembly.

“We’ve got determined that (conducting) a caste census in Madhya Pradesh shall be our foremost agenda,” Surjewala instructed reporters.

Requested concerning the occasion’s chief ministerial face in Madhya Pradesh, Surjewala mentioned, “Kamal Nath ji is president of Madhya Pradesh Congress and whoever is the president of the Pradesh Congress that individual is of course the face of the Congress.”

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Surjewala additionally mentioned the alleged “corruption” of the BJP authorities in Madhya Pradesh, legislation and order scenario and crimes towards girls had been mentioned within the CEC assembly.

“The wind of change is blowing in Madhya Pradesh. Subsequently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi now not mentions the title and work of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan,” he mentioned.

In response to a query, Surjewala mentioned, “Caste census is a vital agenda of the Congress in Madhya Pradesh. Our foremost agenda is to supply justice to our OBC, SC and ST brothers and sisters. Kamal Nath ji and different colleagues of Madhya Pradesh Congress instructed within the assembly that caste census would be the main agenda of the Congress.”

He additionally mentioned, “There are 230 seats in Madhya Pradesh. The political scenario of every seat was mentioned…. Virtually all of the seats had been mentioned…we are going to maintain a gathering quickly after which begin finalising the names.”

The election to the 230-member meeting in Madhya Pradesh is more likely to be held in November-December. The election schedule is but to be introduced.

Within the 2018 meeting polls, the Congress had gained 114 seats, whereas the BJP bought 109.

Nonetheless, the Congress authorities fell after many MLAs beneath the management of Jyotiraditya Scindia, who later grew to become a Union minister, joined the BJP.

The BJP returned to energy in March 2020 with Shivraj Singh Chouhan as chief minister for a recent time period. The BJP’s present power within the meeting is 127.



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