Bhopal, Feb 16 (UNI) Senior Congress leader Subhash Yadav, who has been replaced by Mr Suresh Pachouri as Madhya Pradesh Congress President, and senior party legislator Ajay Singh were conspicuous by their absence during Mr Pachouri's arrival in the state capital.
Speculations were rife regarding the leader duo's absence though most senior leaders were present to welcome Mr Pachouri, who had been sent to set things right in Madhya Pradesh where the party is ridden by factionalism.
Party sources maintained that both leaders could not be present due to pre-scheduled programmes. However, their absence was quite noticeable.
After assuming office, Mr Pachouri exhorted party workers to get together and work with the target of forming government during the upcoming assembly election.
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