Kamal Nath will be the new chief minister of Madhya Pradesh and there will be no deputy chief minister as speculated earlier, said Congress leaders familiar with developments.
Nath arrived in Bhopal after marathon meetings with Congress President Rahul Gandhi all throughout Thursday. Both Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia have appeared at the state party headquarters in Bhopal moments ago with smiling faces.
This followed Rahul Gandhi’s tweet that read, “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” Gandhi posted the tweet a photo with both Nath and Scindia.
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
– Leo Tolstoy pic.twitter.com/MiRq2IlrIg
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 13, 2018
He said, “I’ll make absolute efforts to live up to the expectations of the people of Madhya Pradesh. We will fulfil all the promises mentioned in our manifesto. I’ll be meeting the Governor tomorrow at 10:30 am.”
However, there’s no clarity on the chief minister’s selection for Rajasthan as both Ashok Gehlot and young Sachin Pilot reportedly staking their claims respectively. According to reports, Gandhi had reportedly made up his mind in favour of Gehlot.
The Congress will still have to take a decision on the chief minister of Chhattisgarh, where the party had annihilated the BJP by winning 68 out of 90 seats.
- The chief ministerial post is a milestone for me. On December 13, Indira Gandhi had visited Chhindwara and handed me over to the public. I would like to thank Jyotiraditya Scindia for supporting me. I have worked with his father. That is why I am happy that he supported my selection: Kamal Nath
- Congress party officially announces Nath’s appointment on Twitter more than half hour after Janta Ka Reporter broke the news. Its tweet read, “Our best wishes to Shri
@OfficeOfKNath for being elected CM of Madhya Pradesh. An era of change is upon MP with him at the helm.”
— Congress (@INCIndia) December 13, 2018
- Scindia will not be appointed deputy CM contrary to some media reports earlier.
Madhya Pradesh CM designate Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia at the party office in Bhopal. pic.twitter.com/uw4xhdCbGO
— ANI (@ANI) December 13, 2018