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With less than a month to go for the as­sem­bly elec­tions, two Congress vet­er­ans are sulk­ing, os­ten­si­bly cold-shoul­dered by party pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi. Rahul’s erst­while men­tor Digvi­jaya Singh couldn’t en­sure tick­ets for some of his aides de­spite head­ing the co­or­di­na­tion com­mit­tee. He ap­par­ently had a big show­down with Jy­oti­ra­ditya Scin­dia, who has Rahul’s back­ing on most is­sues. In Ra­jasthan, Ashok Gehlot hasn’t got far with his hints to Rahul to de­clare him the party’s chief min­is­te­rial can­di­date; the Congress pres­i­dent re­minded him of me­dia sur­veys pro­ject­ing Pi­lot as the most pop­u­lar choice. Gehlot and Singh could learn from an­other vet­eran, Mad­hya Pradesh Congress pres­i­dent and nine-time Lok Sabha MP Ka­mal Nath, who has kept quiet so far, know­ing full well that vic­tory makes bar­gain­ing room.

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