Its time top Congress leaders pass reins to backwards in MP: Aslam Sher Khan

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Bhopal, Sep 18: Top rung Congressmen in Madhya Pradesh--Digvijay Singh, Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia-- should hand over the reins to minorities and backward sections in the state in order to save the party from another embarrassment after the crushing defeat in Assembly and Lok Sabha polls, senior leader Aslam Sher Khan said on Thursday.

"I have stated earlier also that the above top three leaders should unite in real sense and come forward to hand over party’s reins to second line leadership which belongs to backwards, weaker sections and minorities," Aslam told reporters ahead of the local body elections scheduled in the state this year-end.

He said that through media he would like to appeal to the big leaders that after losing the assembly and Lok Sabha polls, an opportunity has again arrived in the form of local body elections to "save the party for the last time by uniting in the real sense."

To a query, he said the results of recent by-polls in the country had given a clear message that with the participation of backwards, weaker sections and minorities, Congress can be revived.

These by-poll results have also indicated that the era of princely states and that of capitalists is over now, Aslam said.

Besides, the outcome also made it clear that BJP will not be able to wipe out secularism from the country, he said.

Aslam said that though the reins of Congress in Madhya Pradesh was in the hands of backward class leader Arun Yadav, the central leadership should lend more power to him in order to strengthen the party in the state.

PTI

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