Jitu Patwari unable to reduce factionalism

Bhopal : Despite all his efforts, State Congress President Jitu Patwari is neither able to reduce the factionalism nor is he able to stop the stampede in the Congress. Congress is facing factionalism especially in Malwa and Nimar regions. Talking about Malwa region i.e. Ujjain division, Meenakshi Natarajan has not fully fielded Dilip Gurjar on Mandsaur Lok Sabha seat. Meenakshi Natarajan, who was elected MP in 2009, is more focused on Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad seat. There she is looking after the coordination work. Meenakshi Natarajan has been associated with Rahul Gandhi’s political secretariat for a long time. Even in Ujjain seat, supporters of Digvijay Singh and Kamal Nath are making statements against each other. Same situation is in Dewas Shajapur seat. Here, the ticket has been given to Rajendra Malviya, son of former Union Minister Radha Kishan Malviya, who is not getting the support of Sajjan Singh Verma. Sajjan Singh Verma has so far played only a formality on this seat. Whereas he has been an MP here since 2009. Same is the situation in Nimar region. Congress is divided on Khargone and Khandwa Lok Sabha seats. On one side are Ravi Joshi, Vijayalakshmi Sadho and Bala Bachchan and on the other side is Arun Yadav. Even in Dhar, Radheshyam Muvel is not getting the support of leaders like Surendra Singh Honey Baghel, Pachilal Medha, Balmukund Singh Gautam. In Jhabua, the family of Xavier Medha and late Vesta Patel are protesting against Kantilal Bhuria and his son Vikrant Bhuria. On the other hand, Congress is also worried due to the aggressive strategy of BJP. In fact, after the crushing defeat in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, the BJP is not even giving a chance to the dejected Congress to recover. A large number of party officials, including former MLAs, mayors, district and district panchayat presidents, have been given membership of the BJP. Those who had come to Congress from other parties with great hope during the assembly elections, are also returning home after seeing the condition of the party. After the change of leadership in Madhya Pradesh Congress, the party is becoming weak. Jitu Patwari has been made the President of State Congress by removing Kamal Nath, but factionalism is so prevalent in the party that no senior leader is accepting the youth leadership of the state. The leaders are divided into their own groups. Actually, Congress has become directionless. In Congress, politics is done keeping in mind the interests of the family and not the public interest. Kamal Nath’s attachment to his son in Chhindwara is such that he is not worried about the public, he is busy in shaping the political future of his son Nakul Nath. Same is the situation of Digvijay Singh.

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