While party sources indicated that this “massive pruning” will not be a template for selection of candidates in other states, the possibility of similar “pruning” in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, where too the party lost power last year, cannot be ruled out.
“All three leaders have grown beyond their states. Their vast experience in the state and in the government will be utilised for larger causes. Leaders of their stature may not be wasted in playing the opposition role, for which a new leadership could emerge,” said a party leader.
Singh was confident that his claims of development politics and the fight against red terror will allow him to form a government in the state for the fourth time. Voter fatigue, however, was stronger and the Congress emerged a clear winner in the election.
Raipur, Feb 08 (ANI): The Congress activists on Monday were seen protesting against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh in Raipur. The Congress activists accused Singh of "misusing" constitutional powers. They staged a fake narcotics test to represent how leaders like Raman Singh misuse their powers for their own benefit and not for the common man. One of the protestors said they will stage protest in Bilaspur, Ambikapur and Jagdalpur on February 9, 10 and 16.