Nath may leave Ch­hind­wara to son, Scin­dia may field wife

The Asian Age - - Nation - RABINDRA NATH CHOUD­HURY

Chief min­is­ter Ka­mal Nath is most likely to leave Ch­hind­wara Lok Sabha ( LS) seat in Mad­hya Pradesh, which he cur­rently rep­re­sents, to his son Nakul in the forth­com­ing gen­eral elec­tions due in March- April this year.

A se­nior Con­gress leader dis­closed to this news­pa­per here on Sun­day that Mr Nath, who won Ch­hind­wara par­lia­men­tary con­stituency a record nine times, has “made up his mind” to field his el­der son in the seat in the up­com­ing gen­eral elec­tions.

“Mr Nath is mulling to get elected to Mad­hya Pradesh As­sem­bly from Ch­hind­wara As­sem­bly con­stituency and leave the Ch­hind­wara par­lia­men­tary con­stituency to his son to keep the seat with his fam­ily,” the Con­gress leader said on con­di­tion of anonymity.

“Mr Nath has al­ready made it clear to the Cen­tral lead­er­ship that he wants to keep the LS seat with his fam­ily by field­ing his son in the gen­eral elec­tions,” sources said.

Mr Nath’s wife, Alka, had once rep­re­sented Ch­hind­wara LS seat when he with­drew from the polls.

Another Con­gress leader, Jy­oti­ra­ditya Scin­dia, was be­lieved to be plan­ning to va­cate his Guna par­lia­men­tary con­stituency in MP for his wife Priya Dar­shani Raje Scin­dia in the en­su­ing LS elec­tions.

In­ci­den­tally, the “Scin­di­a­bahu” was sched­uled to at­tend a women Con­gress meet at Shivpuri in MP, which is sched­uled to be held on Fe­bru­ary 19.

— PTI

Work­ers put up posters and flags out­side the Con­gress of­fice to wel­come newlyap­pointed gen­eral sec­re­tary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Luc­know on Sun­day.

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