'Only few MP Congress leaders called for meeting with Sonia'



New Delhi: Disunity in the Madhya Pradesh unit of Congress came to the fore at a AICC meeting on Saturday when a prominent leader protested against the "insult" over being kept out of the consultations with party chief Sonia Gandhi.

"Step-motherly treatment has been meted out to the representatives of Dalits, adivasis, Muslims and women as they have been kept out of the meeting with Gandhi. It is an insult," former Union Minister Aslam Sher Khan alleged after a meeting of the Coordination Committee of Madhya Pradesh.

Lamenting that only a handful of state leaders from the Committee were called for consultations at 10 Jan Path, he said this "neglect" of partymen was strange at a time when the Congress is out of power in the state for the last ten years and losing elections at every level.

New Delhi: Disunity in the Madhya Pradesh unit of Congress came to the fore at a AICC meeting on Saturday when a prominent leader protested against the "insult" over being kept out of the consultations with party chief Sonia Gandhi.

"Step-motherly treatment has been meted out to the representatives of Dalits, adivasis, Muslims and women as they have been kept out of the meeting with Gandhi. It is an insult," former Union Minister Aslam Sher Khan alleged after a meeting of the Coordination Committee of Madhya Pradesh.

Lamenting that only a handful of state leaders from the Committee were called for consultations at 10 Jan Path, he said this "neglect" of partymen was strange at a time when the Congress is out of power in the state for the last ten years and losing elections at every level.

He said during the interaction, Gandhi asked partymen to fight against the BJP "misrule", activate the organisation and prepare for the Assembly elections scheduled next year.

Replying to questions, he said the Congress will not be projecting any chief ministerial candidate in the polls. Digvijay Singh had suggested that Scindia should be projected the leader. Congress is out of power in Madhya Pradesh since 2003.

PTI