Revolt in the Madhya Pradesh Congress over non-inclusion of several important leaders in the newly formed Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) executive seemed to be subsiding with the dissidents saying on Friday that the matter would be resolved in next two to three days.
Under the compromise formula, 15 to 16 more delegates would be included in the PCC executive.
Vice president in the outgoing PCC executive Manak Agrawal, who was at the forefront of revolt against PCC chief Arun Yadav, appeared to be relaxed and calm as he talked to HT over the issue on Thursday.
“Everything will be alright very soon,” he said. When asked whether they have received any assurance from the party leadership in this regard, he said “Yes, we have talked to leaders in Delhi.”
The lone Muslim MLA of the Congress in Madhya Pradesh, Arif Aqueel, who had threatened to quit the party after being left out in the PCC executive, said he expected a resolution in the matter in next couple of days. “Nobody has told me so but I have a hunch that the issue would be resolved in next couple of days,” he said.
When asked whether he was in touch with top party leaders in Delhi, Aqueel said, “Why should I? I will not go to anyone. It’s for them to decide whether they need me or not,” said Aqueel.
Sources close to Arun Yadav said that dissidents have softened their stand because the party leadership has assigned the task of resolving the issue to senior party leader Kamalnath and a list of 15 to 16 leaders is almost ready, who would be adjusted in the PCC.
He said party general secretary Mohan Prakash would be leaving for Delhi on Friday evening and senior leader Digvjjaya Singh is also likely to come to Delhi from US, where he is attending to his ailing daughter, in next couple of days and once that happens, the new names for PCC executive will be announced.