''No differences'' in Cong fold: Ajay Singh

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Bhopal, Jul 17 (UNI) Categorically denying any differences in the partyfold, Congress State Election Campaign Committee Chairman Ajay Singh today said the party's sole objective was to form a Congress government after the next Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh.

After meeting party president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi yesterday, Mr Singh told reporters here that in a blueprint -- prepared in view of the hustings -- the Congress chalked out plans to strengthen the party and electoral strategy to come to power by dislodging the ''corrupt and inefficient'' Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regime.

Talking about the Congress plan to project a chief ministerial nominee, Mr Singh said, ''We do not contest polls by projecting the name of a future chief minister. This is against the party's tradition. We shall decide on the name after the elections are over.'' He claimed that the ''strong'' leadership of Ms Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's ''people-friendly'' policies had boosted Congress workers' morale in the state and they vowed to work unitedly to dethrone the BJP. To a question, Mr Singh said his Committee would be constituted soon.

Allegedly disenchanted with policies of the BJP and Bahujan Samaj Party, several district-level party leaders from Datia, Bhind and Shivpuri joined the Congress today while claiming that the pro-people policies of the Congress were making leaders and workers of other parties enter Congress fold.

Congress state Chief Spokesman Manak Agrawal, who was also present, claimed that many more BJP leaders and workers had expressed willingness to join the Congress.

''We have several more surprises that we will reveal later,'' he added.


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