In what comes as a major setback for Congress president Rahul Gandhi, days before the Madhya Pradesh assembly polls, a conflict of interest seemed to has broken between seniors Congress party leaders Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia, during a meeting on Wednesday night in the presence of Rahul Gandhi. According to sources, the verbal feud broke between the two leaders after a letter allegedly written by Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh addressing to former party president Sonia Gandhi made rounds on the social media.
As per sources, Jyotiraditya Scindia who is the chief of the campaign committee of the Madhya Pradesh Congress expressed anger over the alleged letter written by Digvijaya Singh who is the coordination committee chief for the Madhya Pradesh assembly election. In the letter, dated October 27, 2018, Digvijaya Singh has expressed discontent over the prevailing corruption in the distribution of tickets within the party, seeking for tickets for 57 ‘dedicated’ members for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Furthermore, Digivijaya Singh also seemed unhappy with the appointment of Gulab Singh Kirar, who is an accused in Vyapam scam, in the party after Scindia backed him in Congress.
Reportedly, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi intervened in the dispute, and has formed a three-member committee including Veerappa Moily, Ahmed Patel and Ashok Gehlot to resolve the in-party crisis. Moreover, the distribution of tickets has also been postponed for now.
Meanwhile, taking it to social media on October 30, Digvijaya Singh claimed that the letter was fake and he never wrote to Sonia Gandhi:
Have a look at the letter:
In another tweet on October 31, the senior Congress leader also revealed that he was the General Secretary of Congress on October 27, 2018, according to the letterhead on which the ‘supposed letter’ was written:
Madhya Pradesh is all set to go in polls on 28th November.