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Madhya Pradesh Congress’ SC dept chief resigns

Boddh said that no discussions were held with the SC committee for bypolls to reserved seats, and that those coming from the BJP, BSP and Bahujan Sangharsh Dal were given tickets.

By: Express News Service | Bhopal | September 19, 2020 6:36:43 am
Former minister and sitting MLA Awadhesh Kumar Singh, too, managed to secure a ticket for his son Shashi Shekhar Singh from his Wazirganj seat. (File)

The president of the Scheduled Caste department of the Madhya Pradesh Congress, Mahendra Boddh, resigned from his post on Friday, alleging that the views of SC members of the party were not being considered.

Congress spokesperson Bhupendra Gupta confirmed his resignation. Boddh had occupied the party post for two years. Submitting his resignation, Boddh said that no discussions were held with the SC committee for bypolls to reserved seats, and that those coming from the BJP, BSP and Bahujan Sangharsh Dal were given tickets.

He alleged that office-bearers of the SC committee were ignored for three elections, including the Assembly election of 2018, Lok Sabha election of 2019 and the upcoming bypolls.

Meanwhile, BJP MLA Parul Shah joined Congress Friday. She will contest the Surkhi bypoll.

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