Chavan, Hooda may not be axed but won`t be CM candidates: Reports

Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan and his Haryana counterpart Bhupinder Singh Hooda may may not be projected as CM candidates by the Congress in their respective states.

Last Updated: Jun 24, 2014, 23:29 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and his Haryana counterpart Bhupinder Singh Hooda may may not be projected as CM candidates by the Congress in their respective states even if they manage to keep their jobs till Assembly elections, as per reports.

Reports have been doing the rounds for a while now that Hooda and Chavan along with, Assam CM may be shown the door given the fact that the Congress faced a drubbing at the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls in these states.

It is also being said that the Congress rank and file in these sates are pressing the high command for change in the leadership. At the same time, there have also been talks of infighting going on.
Thus, reports suggested that if the Congress high command decides against replacing Hooda and Chavan given the fact that only a few months were left for the elections, they may not be the party’s face.

This may placate the rebels and control the dissidence in the these states.

Elections in Maharashtra and Haryana are due later this year.

Meanwhile, Gogoi recently met Congress president Sonia Gandhi. And in Haryana, Hooda said that he would continue to be CM as long as he had Congress president Sonia Gandhi`s blessings and support of party MLAs.

As for Chavan, there was talks of him being replaced by former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde.
The Congress high command is said to be not too happy with Chavan`s style of working.

Moreover, Congress` ally in the state, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is said to be keen on naming Shinde as the CM. It was believed that the NCP did not have good working relations with Chavan.