Madhya Pradesh News Randeep Singh Surjewala Gets Additional Charge As Congress General Secretary In-charge

The Congress party on Thursday gave Randeep Singh Surjewala the additional charge as General Secretary In-charge of poll bound-Madhya Pradesh. The grand old party has also appointed former MLA Ajay Rai as the president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee while choosing Mukul Wasnik as General Secretary In-charge of Gujarat. This comes as the BJP announced its first list of candidates for the assembly elections in MP and Chattisgarh. The saffron party announced 21 candidates for Chhattisgarh and 39 for Madhya Pradesh.

In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP has nominated Sarla Vijendra Rawat from Sabalgarh, Priyanka Meena from Chachaoura, Lalita Yadav from Chhatarpur, Anchal Sonkar from Jabalpur Purba (SC), Nirmala Bhuriya from Petlawad, Bhanu Bhuriya from Jhabua (ST), Alok Sharma from Bhopal Uttar and Dhruv Narayan Singh from Bhopal Madhya, among others.

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Congress Won’t Ban Bajrang Dal If Elected To Power In MP, Says Digvijaya Singh

As for the Congress, its veteran leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday clarified that his party, if it gets elected to power, will not ban Bajrang Dal, however, goons and rioters will not be spared.

He defended Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath over his recent comments on “Hindu Rashtra”.

“Bajrang Dal is a group of goons and anti-social elements… This country belongs to all, so Modi ji (PM Narendra Modi) and Shivraj ji (MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan) stop dividing the country. Establish peace in the country which will lead to development,” he remarked, as quoted by news agency PTI.  

Bajrang Dal is the youth wing of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP). 

On whether the Congress will ban Bajrang Dal if the party gets elected to power, Digvijaya Singh said, “We will not ban. There may be some good people in Bajrang Dal. But, those who are goons and involved in rioting will not be spared.” 

He also said that Kamal Nath’s remarks on Hindu Rashtra, have been “misrepresented”, “He never said what you people and the BJP are saying. I want to ask the BJP, PM, Home Minister, CM whether they have taken oath of the Constitution or of Hindu Rashtra?”

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