Madhya Pradesh forest Minister Umang Singhar has written a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi claiming that senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh is trying to destabilise the Kamal Nath-led state government.
Singhar said, “I am writing to you with lot of pain to inform you that senior party leader and MP (Singh) is trying to destabilise the Kamal Nath government and trying to establish himself as a power centre.”
He is continuously writing letters to the Chief Minister and his cabinet colleagues and also (making it) viral on social media, the letter further stated.
On August 30, Digvijaya Singh too wrote a letter to all the MP government’s ministers asking them to give an explanation on action taken by them on his recommendations for postings and transfers.
The factional feud in the MP party unit is apparent especially against the backdrop of Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s meeting with Sonia Gandhi to discuss new state unit president, currently held by Nath.
Singhar an MLA from Gandhwani seat, told reporters, “When he is running the government from behind the curtain, which is known to everyone including the Congress workers, then what was the need to write a letter (to ministers)”.
The letter further reads,”He had also written letters to Nath regarding Vyapam, e-tendering and tree-plantation scams, but had not written about Simhast (Kumbh Mela) scam as his son Jaivardhan Singh is heading the urban administration and development ministry. The Congress had made it (Simhast scam) a big issue while it was in the opposition,” the letter said.
However, defending Singh, state public relations minister P C Sharma said there is nothing wrong in his writing letters to the Chief Minister and ministers as he is the former CM and currently a Rajya Sabha MP. People come to him with their problems and he highlighted them by writing letters, he said.
There is nothing wrong in writing letters,” said Sharma, who is considered a loyalist of Singh.
The third prominent leader from Madhya Pradesh and former Jyotiraditya Scindia’s supporters are also threatening mass resignation, if he is not elected as president of the state Congress unit. The cracks in the Madhya Pradesh Congress have come out in open with differences emerging out from every corner.