MP: Congress Constitutes Poll Bodies for MP, C'garh Ahead of Mid-year LS Elections

Bhopal: Congress has constituted poll bodies for the party’s Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh units for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, due in May-June this year.

AICC has constituted a 34-member Pradesh Election Committee (PEC) for the Madhya Pradesh unit of Congress.

Headed by state Congress president Jitu Patwari, the committee comprised veteran leaders such as former chief ministers Kamal Nath and Digvijay Singh, former Union ministers Kantilal Bhuria and Arun Yadav and Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Umang Singhar, former Leader of Opposition (LoP) in MP Dr Govind Singh, party MP Vivek Tankha as well as young leaders such as former minister Jaivardhan Singh, son of Digvijay Singh and party MP Nakul Nath, son of Kamal Nath.

Heads of state units of youth, women, students and Seva Dal wings of the party have been made ex-officio members of the committee.

AICC has also constituted a 32-member political affairs committee (PAC) of Madhya Pradesh unit of Congress.

Headed by AICC general secretary in-charge of affairs of Madhya Pradesh unit of Congress Jitendra Singh, the committee comprised mostly the veteran leaders of the party in the state.

Prominent among the leaders who have been made members of the committee are the two former chief ministers Mr Nath and Mr Singh, the present and former LoPs, Mr Singhar and Dr Singh, former Union ministers Mr Bhuria, Mr Yadav and Mr Pachouri and party MP Vivek Tankha.

Mr Patwari has been made the convener of the committee.

Congress had won the lone seat of Chhindwara out of 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh in the 2019 parliamentary elections.

AICC has also constituted an 18-member PEC for the Chhattisgarh unit of Congress.

Headed by Chhattisgarh unit Congress president and party’s Lok Sabha member from Bastar Deepak Baij, the committee comprised former chief minister Bhupesh Baghel, Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Charan Das Mahant, former deputy chief minister T S Singh Deo and former state party president Mohan Markam.

Of the 11 LS seats in Chhattisgarh, Congress had won two seats in the 2019 polls.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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