Raipur:With battle between two power centres of Chhattisgarh seems to be reaching its peak and a recent meeting of both the power centres with the former AICC president adding fuel to the fire, the ball now is in the court of Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi to decide on who will be the kind of the state.
To be noted, Congress is divided into two factions – one led by Chief Minister BhupeshBaghel and the other faction is standing with health minister T S Singhdeo, who said to have a great influence on national leadership in Delhi. Singhdeo is said to have visited Bhopal on Thursday.
Chief Minister Baghel had returned to Raipur after his meeting with Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday and he looked confident while briefing media over the development in Delhi. The Chief Minister told media that he is ready to quit if Sonia Gandhi says to do so and there should not be any doubt. On the other hand, T S Singhdeo has left the decision on the Congress high command.
\Singhdeo advised to stay back in Delhi for one more day by Punia
It was learnt that Chhattisgarh Congress In-charge P L Punia had told T S Singhdeo to stay back in Delhi for one more day when Singhdeowas about to leave the national capital after his meeting with Congress organisation general secretary K C Venugopal on Wednesday. Singhdeo was to return from Delhi on Thursday. Sources in the Singhdeo faction said that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi may call Singhdeoagain for another round of meeting.
Sources said that SInghdeo has made his stand clear before the party high command and demanded fulfillment of promises made during the formation of government in Chhattisgarh.
According to experts, the trouble for Congress in Chhattisgarh will escalate if the present crisis is not overcome. Its impact will be seen in the coming Assembly elections.