After Karnataka's Success, Congress Will Get 150 Seats In Madhya Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi

After Karnataka's Success, Congress Will Get 150 Seats In Madhya Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi

by Swarajya Staff - Tuesday, May 30, 2023 05:02 PM IST
After Karnataka's Success, Congress Will Get 150 Seats In Madhya Pradesh: Rahul GandhiCongress leader Rahul Gandhi. File photo.

Rahul Gandhi confidently predicted a Congress victory with 150 seats in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly polls.

Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders met party chief Mallikarjun Kharge at the AICC headquarters to discuss the state's preparedness for the forthcoming assembly polls.

Rahul Gandhi announced following a detailed meeting with state leaders on assembly poll readiness on Monday that "their internal evaluation says that since we got 136 seats in Karnataka, we are now going to get 150 seats in Madhya Pradesh."

The Congress is making efforts to mobilise party cadres and lay the groundwork for the upcoming assembly polls scheduled for later this year.

Gandhi avoided answering a query on Kamal Nath being the chief ministerial face of the party, reports Mint.

As per the report, Nath said, "We all discussed the strategy and the issues on which the party should contest these polls. We are all of the opinion that we will enter the poll fray unitedly".

He emphasized the meeting's importance as all senior leaders were present, with more than four months remaining until the polls.

Nath cited the 'Nari Samman Yojna' as a start in Madhya Pradesh when asked if the party would give guarantees like it did in Karnataka.

"We have done some and some will be announced in the future. We can't fire all the bullets in one go," Nath said.

Madhya Pradesh's Assembly elections are planned to take place by year-end. The MP Assembly has 230 seats.

The previous election held on 28 November 2018, threw up a hung Assembly, with the Congress emerging as the largest party with 114 seats while the BJP won 109 seats.

Following the election, the Congress formed a coalition government led by Nath. However, it lost majority in March 2020 after several MLAs joined BJP, leading to Chouhan's comeback as the Chief Minister.

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