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Will name CM nominee only after MP polls: Digvijaya

PTI  Waraseoni , August 17, 2013
First Published: 16:24 IST(17/8/2013) | Last Updated: 16:25 IST(17/8/2013)

Amid speculations that union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia may lead  Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday sought to dispel the perception, saying it's the party convention not to name chief ministerial nominees during polls.

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"As per the Congress tradition, elected MLAs choose their chief minister after assembly elections," Digvijaya told reporters in Waraseoni.

His remarks came against the backdrop of unconfirmed reports that party leadership has zeroed in on the union minister of state for power to lead the state if Congress wins elections, which are due by year-end.

Taking a dig at chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Digvijaya said the former was taking undue credit for Central welfare schemes to mislead people of the state.

"Madhya Pradesh has witnessed a rise in Central funds inflow of late. And because of enhancement in funds, Chouhan is announcing a new number of schemes. In many cases, he has simply renamed the Central schemes to pass them of as his own," the senior Congress leader alleged.


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