New Delhi: On a day when the political crisis in the state has deepened, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday met Chief Minister Kamal Nath and discussed the situation as well as nominees for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Crisis Deepens as 17 MLAs of Scindia Camp, Including 6 Ministers, Fly Out to Bengaluru
Holding separate meetings, Sonia Gandhi also met former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and AICC in-charge for Jammu and Kashmir Ambika Soni and discussed the party’s nominees for the Rajya Sabha elections which will be held on March 26. Also Read - Alleging Negligence, Congress MLA Hardeep Singh Dang Resigns From Madhya Pradesh Assembly
Soon after holding a meeting with Sonia Gandhi, Kamal Nath said that the decision on the party’s nominees for Rajya Sabha polls will be taken unanimously. “All issues were discussed with the Congress president and everything will be resolved unanimously,” Kamal Nath said.
However, Kamal Nath avoided the issue of whether senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia can be nominated for the Rajya Sabha seat from the state.
As the political crisis in the state went critical, with the reports of infighting in the Madhya Pradesh Congress and allegations of poaching, Scindia and at least 17 MLAs who are believed to be supporting him suddenly became ‘incommunicado’ on Monday ahead of the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections.
If reports are to be believed, there are reports of Scindia being unhappy with the state of affairs in the party and has taken a tough stand in public against the government led by Kamal Nath.
The development comes after the ruling party accused the BJP of trying to poach its MLAs to topple the Kamal Nath-led government.