Naming CM nominee during polls is not a Congress tradition, says Digvijay Singh

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August 17, 2013

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has made it clear that it is not a tradition of the Congress party to name its CM nominee during polls. With this, he clarified the stand of the Congress and has put some speculations that are making rounds that Union Minister of State for Power Jyotiraditya Scindia may lead Madhya Pradesh after Assembly elections.

Singh, speaking to reporters at Waraseoni, said that, "As per the Congress tradition, elected MLAs choose their chief minister after Assembly elections". He also took the opportunity to say that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is making use of the increased inflow of Central funds to the state and is taking credit by implementing local versions of central schemes.

Last Sunday, Union Minister for Urban Development Kamal Nath is reported to have said that Scindia would become the next Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. Speaking at a function at Guna, he is reported to have said, "When I visited Guna for the first time, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh became a minister in Madhya Pradesh. Now, when I have come again, Union Minister of State for Energy (Independent Charge) Jyotiraditya Scindia would become the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh".