Congress not to project anyone as CM candidate : Vora

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Raipur, Dec 15 (UNI) Congress will not project any candidate for chief ministership in next year's assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, AICC Treasurer Motilal Vora said today.

''We will fight the polls, scheduled next year, under collective leadership'', he told newsmen at the Mana airport here.

Asked under whose leadership the Congress would face the next assembly polls, Mr Vora said it was for the party legislators to elect their leader.

Mr Vora did not agree with the perception that the state Congress was plagued with ''infighting and one-upmanship'' saying that all its leaders, as well as the rank and file, would unitedly face the elections.

Asked about the BJP government's 'populist' announcements such as distribution of rice at Rs three per kilogram to the poor, Mr Vora said Dr Raman Singh government must first review the implementation and progress of its other such schemes which it had promised in its election manifesto.

Referring to the BJP criticism that the centre was not protecting the interests of Chhattisgarh, the Congress veteran said it was just an attempt to mislead the people. ''The centre is not discriminating against any state'', he added.

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