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MP polls: Rahul Gandhi promises wider consultation for tickets

Cong leader began his visit of Madhya Pradesh by admitting factionalism was in party's system.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Published: April 25, 2013 3:38:07 am

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi began his two-day visit of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday by admitting that factionalism was in the party’s system and stressed the need to overcome it.

On his first visit of the state after becoming the vice-president,Rahul hinted that he meant business by insisting handful of leaders won’t have a say in ticket distribution. “Would you prefer five or seven leaders deciding tickets behind closed doors or would you want a wider consultation?’’ he asked leaders and delegates from 14 out of 29 Lok Sabha constituencies at a party function in Mohankheda near Dhar.

He said candidates will be finalised by July to give them time to effectively campaign in their constituencies. The faction-ridden party is hoping that his visit will revive the organisation. Predictably,there was slogan shouting in favour of few leaders outside the venue in Mohankheda.

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