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Sonia picks Jyotiraditya for MP

Sonia picks  Jyotiraditya for MP
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi played her trump card by appointing Jyotiraditya Scindia as Madhya Pradesh Congress Election Campaign Committee...

Congress president Sonia Gandhi played her trump card by appointing Jyotiraditya Scindia as Madhya Pradesh Congress Election Campaign Committee Chairman. After being in political wilderness for 10 years, after the then Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh was vanquished by BJP firebrand leader Uma Bharati, the Congress is determined to get its act together to win back the state. Digvijay Singh has signalled that he is out of state politics and will contest the Lok Sabha elections. With Digvijay Singh opting out, Sonia picked the brightest face in Madhya Pradesh Congress, who can appeal both to middle-classes and the rural masses.

As son of legendary late Madhavrao Scindia and scion of Gwalior royalty, Jyotiraditya Scindia is seen as the best bet for Congress in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections later this year. Sonia Gandhi wants to project a modern face for Madhya Pradesh, in sharp contrast to the antediluvian dispensation. A youthful Jyotiraditya Scindia in Madhya Pradesh will match the youthful Rahul Gandhi at the national level and Congress hopes to get free run in the upcoming elections, where the BJP finds itself tied up in knots. Incumbent Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has to first of all contend with his party colleague Uma Bharati, who is out to get him ousted.

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