Bhopal: The ongoing ‘poster war’ continues to plague the state Congress, despite chief minister Kamal Nath and AICC general secretary in-charge Deepak Babaria’s guidelines and stern warnings to leaders and party workers stop public shows of factional rivalry.
A bitter dispute between senior leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia and Digvijaya Singh was revealed yet again through two posters — the first one in Gwalior outside the Jai Vilas palace and the second in Bhopal outside Congress office. In both the cases, the subject was former chief minister Digvijaya Singh.
On Saturday, a poster was put up outside Congress headquarters by Digvijaya Singh’s supporter and corporator Yogendra Singh Chouhan. The poster had a huge picture of Digvijaya along with photos of CM and law minister PC Sharma.
Speaking to reporters, Yogendra Singh said, “Today, when sitting ministers are giving such irresponsible statements, then workers have to stand-up and protect the party.”
Yogendra Singh’s poster is in reply to another poster that came up in Gwalior on Friday. Placed outside the gates of Jai Vilas palace, the home of Scindia — the target was Digvijaya there.
Scindia faithful Rajkumar Sharma (media head of district Congress) and Manish Agarwal — appealed to AICC interim president Sonia Gandhi and said, “One fish in Madhya Pradesh is dirtying the whole reservoir by interfering in the workings of the state government.” The poster also seeks solution to questions raised by forest minister Singhar.
On Saturday evening, Sonia Gandhi directed the central disciplinary committee to initiate action against Singhar’s reckless comments against Digvijaya.
State Congress spokesman Pankaj Chaturvedi said, “Congress workers should understand that such posters damage the image of the party and leaders. Before they install posters, workers should keep in mind that the image of the party is not dented.”



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