While the BJP is busy giving final touches to a grand swearing-in ceremony for Shivraj Singh Chouhan as the chief minister,the leaders of opposition Congress were engaged in an internecine war with allegations of sabotage and sale of tickets flying thick and fast.
Demanding that former chief minister Digvijaya Singh should be banished from Madhya Pradesh,Ujjain-based leader Kalpana Parulekar held him responsible for promoting factionalism in the state,especially after projection of Jyotiraditya Scindia as the campaign committee chief. Her attack followed a front opened by Congress MP Satyavrat Chaturvedi,who accused the AICC general secretary of hatching a conspiracy to weaken Scindias campaign.
Parulekar,one of the most vocal members in the last assembly,also accused party MP Premchand Guddu of sabotaging her prospects in Mahidpur constituency by spending crores and demanded that he be thrown out. She lost the election badly but justified her outburst,saying it was in the partys interests.
She did not spare Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh and PCC chief Kantilal Bhuria either,saying they should be made to pay for their failures. She accused Singh of not standing by her when her assembly membership was terminated and when she took on the Lokayukta.
Indore-based leader Raghu Parmar accused screening committee chief Madhusudan Mistry of taking money before finalising the ticket for Indore-5 constituency. Parmar alleged that money exchanged hands in a Gujarat hotel.
Party candidate Pankaj Sanghvi lost the election. He alleged that an observer sent by the party chose to enjoy the hospitality of a rebel candidate.