After the BJP high command changed the Chief Minister in Uttarakhand and amid a possible change of guard in Karnataka, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh took a swipe at the BJP leadership in Madhya Pradesh saying there are two contenders for the Chief Minister’s post in the state.
Firing a tweet on Monday, Singh, known for his spicy takes on the leadership, said one of the contenders is Union Minister Prahlad Patel who is backed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while the second one is VD Sharma, who is a choice of the RSS.
“My sympathies with others. Mamu is sure to leave.”
On Sunday, Singh had claimed that Modi and Shah are changing Chief Ministers these days which has fuelled expectations among BJP leaders in Madhya Pradesh. Seeing to know the names of the BJP contenders, Singh had claimed that he will issue a list on Monday.
BJP State head VD Sharma had hit back on Singh’s claims.
“There are two contenders for the AICC chief’s post. One is Rahul Gandhi’s candidate Sonia and the second is Sonia Gandhi’s candidate Rahul. My sympathies for the rest of them.”
In another tweet, Sharma blamed Singh for bringing down Kamal Nath government claiming the Rajya Sabha MP is also proud of this fact which is a Congress culture, not that of the BJP. Saying that they all are proud of the Shivraj government, Sharma said that people like him (Singh) are pained as their illegal businesses have now stopped.