Cong to select LoP on Dec 15

Bhopal: The Congress party has convened a legislative meeting scheduled after December 15 to determine the Leader of Opposition (LoP). Notable contenders for the position include former LoP Ajay Singh, ex-chief whip of the legislature party Ramniwas Rawat, and former ministers Bala Bachchan and Umang Singhar.

Out of the 230-member assembly, 66 Congress candidates emerged victorious in the elections, and the party’s leader will be chosen by the MLAs. Senior party leaders have requested the central organization to dispatch observers for the selection of the legislature party’s head.

Highlighting a commitment to consensus-based decision-making, party officials aim to convey unity among workers. Ajay Singh, the former Leader of the Opposition, is a significant candidate for both the Leader of the Legislative Party and Leader of the Opposition roles.

In the Vindhya region, the party’s standing is weak, securing only five seats this time. Nevertheless, OBC nominee Ramniwas Rawat and tribal nominees Bala Bachchan and Umang Singhar are also contenders, factoring in caste equations.

Considering the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Kamal Nath will retain the state presidency, but changes are expected in his team due to complaints about the inactivity of several officials during the assembly elections. The party president holds the authority to determine the composition and future direction of the organization.

Simultaneously, the state Congress has requested organizational reports from all winning and losing candidates in the elections. Some candidates have reported a lack of support and harassment from the organization. Additionally, information has been sought from district in-charges, organization ministers, and observers regarding the role of organizational officials in the elections.


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