BJP has failed to provide stable leadership in M.P.: Vora
Bhopal: Accusing the BJP of not providing stable leadership in Madhya Pradesh, senior Congress leader Motilal Vora has said the political situation in the State, where Assembly polls are due later this year, is favourable for the Congress to come back to power.
“BJP has messed up with the mandate it got in Madhya Pradesh by providing three chief ministers in the State which clearly establishes that it failed to provide stable leadership. Besides, it has miserably failed in fulfilling several poll promises it made to the people here,” Mr. Vora told PTI.
Mr. Vora said the Congressmen have to oppose the ruling party unitedly to reap benefits from the prevailing political situation and the newly constituted Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee was taking steps in that direction. Corruption and non-fulfilment of poll promises would be the major issues during the Assembly election, he said.
On the victory of ruling BJP in Betul Lok Sabha by-poll, he said after losing a series of by-polls if they win a single seat then it did not mean that the political situation has improved. The victory margin substantially reduced and that gave a clear indication of things to happen, he said.
Referring to Chhattisgarh, Mr. Vora said all senior Congress leaders including V. C. Shukla, Ajit Jogi and others were working for strengthening the party so that it can come back to power in the State.
When asked who will be the chief ministerial candidate in Chhattisgarh, Mr. Vora said, “The Congress never contests any poll by projecting any particular leader as Chief Minister. There is no such tradition in the party.”
Asked about projecting a young leader as potential Prime Minister, he said, “after Rahul Gandhi’s statement on the issue that he considers Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as the most capable, there is no need for me or for that matter anyone to comment on the issue.”
On the spiralling prices of essential commodities, he said, “both the State governments have not taken stern measures against hoarders and black-marketeers leading to inflation and wherever action is taken on the Centre’s directive, inflation is effectively checked.”
When asked about food security schemes launched in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh for persons below poverty line, he claimed the Government has thought about the poor only when the election is near while it did not have any concern for them in the last four years. -- PTI