leader Kamal Nath
on Wednesday said he is in favour of projecting Jyotiraditya Scindia, the party's chief whip in the Lok Sabha, as the chief ministerial face for the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh
Nath's statement is significant as many state Congress
leaders have been demanding projection of a chief ministerial face.
Asked persistently by reporters at Guna
Airstrip — in Scindia's presence — who should be Congress's chief ministerial face, Nath said, "As I had said earlier, you must have read it in newspapers as well, Scindia should be made (party's candidate for the post).
"Apart from political relations, there have been family relations between us (he and Scindia). I do not have any problem with whatever Rahul Gandhi decides....I do not have any ambition as far as the post is concerned. We are already working, visiting districts and will continue to do so," he said.
Nath reached Guna
today morning on his way to Mungawali, where a condolence meeting was organised to pay tribute to late party leader and former minister Mahendra Singh Kalukheda, who passed away recently.
is out of power in the state since losing to the BJP
In an interview to PTI in April, Scindia had stressed the importance of projecting a face ahead of Assembly polls.
"I believe that projecting a face is important in the current political situation. But it does not mean only a face, we have to strengthen the organisation also," he had said.
Meanwhile, asked about BJP
president Amit Shah reportedly asking his party workers to snatch both Guna
(represented by Scindia) and Chhindwara (represented by Nath) from Congress
in the next Lok Sabha elections, Nath said, "Voters may be poor but are intelligent. They won't fall into BJP's trap.
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