Kamal Nath Meets Sonia Gandhi Over Scindia's Ultimatum, Denies Rift

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Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath on Friday reacted to the controversy surrounding Congress and its chief in the state. Jyotiraditya Scindia issued ultimatum.

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Updated On:

Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath on Friday reacted to the controversy surrounding Congress and its chief in the state. As per sources, Jyotiraditya Scindia has issued a ten-day ultimatum to Congress saying that he will quit the party if he is not made the M.P chief. Kamal Nath, who came back from a meeting with Sonia Gandhi over Scindia's threat, said that he spoke with the interim-Congress president about Madhya Pradesh Congress Chief. He said that he had wanted a new M.P Congress chief and denied that Scindia was upset over not having ever gotten the posts he had coveted.

Kamal Nath confirms M.P Congress chief matter discussed with Sonia 

"Even I want a new MPCC chief, I am on it since the past six months. I told Sonia ji also that we need new MPCC chief,  I discussed the issue of Madhya Pradesh's chief with her. From the past six months, I have been saying MPCC chief should be appointed. When asked about Scindia's ultimatum, he said, "I don't think he is angry, I don't think he is unhappy."

READ | Jyotiraditya Scindia Gives Ultimatum To Be M.P Congress Chief: Sources

Kamal Nath meets with Sonia Gandhi

Sources had informed Republic that Congress huddled over the appointment of PCC chief in Madhya Pradesh. Kamal Nath had denied differences within the party but rushed to Meet Sonia Gandhi after Scindia's ultimatum. As per sources, Scindia expressed unhappiness with the post of chairman of the Maharashtra screening committee. According to sources, he had earlier wanted to become Madhya Pradesh CM, which was not given to him either. 

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Jyotiraditya Scindia skips Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's meeting

Jyotiraditya Scindia skipped Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's meeting on Friday. Gandhi Vadra had called all up leaders for the meeting but Scindia did not turn up for the meeting. The meeting happened at Rahul Gandhi's residence. Sources say that Scindia skipped the meeting as he was miffed with not getting the post.

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