Sunday, Jul 12, 2020 | Last Update : 12:04 AM IST

109th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra2384611326259893 Tamil Nadu134226859151898 Delhi110921876923334 Gujarat40155281832023 Uttar Pradesh3509222689913 Karnataka3341813838545 Telangana3222419205339 Andhra Pradesh2723514393309 West Bengal2710917348880 Rajasthan2334417634499 Haryana2038114912297 Madhya Pradesh1720112679644 Assam15537984936 Bihar1503910991118 Odisha11956797273 Jammu and Kashmir92615567149 Punjab71404945183 Kerala6535370828 Chhatisgarh3526283514 Uttarakhand3305267246 Jharkhand3192217022 Goa203912078 Tripura177313241 Manipur14357930 Puducherry120061916 Himachal Pradesh110182510 Nagaland6733030 Chandigarh5234037 Arunachal Pradesh2871092 Mizoram2031430 Sikkim134710 Meghalaya113451
  India   All India  18 Feb 2020  Madhya Pradesh Congress seeks Rajya Sabha berth for Priyanka Gandhi

Madhya Pradesh Congress seeks Rajya Sabha berth for Priyanka Gandhi

Published : Feb 18, 2020, 2:03 am IST
Updated : Feb 18, 2020, 2:03 am IST

The ruling Congress and Opposition BJP are in a position to send one candidate each to the Rajya Sabha.

Priyanka Gandhi
 Priyanka Gandhi

Bhopal: A section of Congress in Madhya Pradesh on Monday demanded Rajya Sabha ticket for AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi from MP causing discomfiture in the camp of senior party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia.

State public works department (PWD) minister Sajjan Singh Verma, said to be a close aide of chief minister Kamal Nath, and former MP Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Arun Yadav, who is an aspirant for RS ticket, demanded Ms Gandhi be sent to the upper house from MP, contending that the move would bolster the morale of party workers and strengthen unity in Congress in the state.

The demand by the two senior party leaders has not only taken Mr Scindia’s camp by surprise but also caused discomfiture among them.

“It appears a move has been launched to deny Mr Scindia to go to the RS from MP by pitting him against Ms Gandhi for RS ticket. The demand makes no sense since the decision to declare RS nominees rests with party high command”, one of Mr Scindia’s followers told this newspaper on Monday.

Three RS seats are going to fall vacant in MP in April with tenures of veteran Congress leader Digvijay Singh and two BJP leaders, Satyanarayan Jati and Prabhat Jha, in the upper house ending in the month.

While the ruling Congress and Opposition BJP are in a position to send one candidate each to the RS, the third seat may go for elections.

Ms Gandhi, if given RS ticket from MP by her party, was expected to be the first choice of the party. Both Mr Scindia and Mr Singh are aspirants for RS ticket.

Tags: priyanka gandhi, kamal nath