Bhopal: MPCC president Shri Kamal Nath Shri Kamal Nath will take Oath as Madhya Pradesh CM on December 17.
Earlier,the Congress legislature party decided that a decision on the Chief Minister of the state will be taken by party president Rahul Gandhi, who decided in his favour. Interestingly, the proposal of his being next CM in the MPCC meeting was presented by none than arch rival Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Sources say that Kamal Nath will take oath on December 17 at a function at Lal Parade Ground. According to sources, he will take oath singularly.
Shri Kamal Nath will expand the cabinet later. The names of
dozen leaders are in circulation as ministers. They include Sajjan Siingh Verma, Tulsi Silawat, KP Singh, Bala Bachchan, Jitu Patwari, Arif Akeel, Vijay Laxmi Sadho, Govind Rajput, Laxman Singh, Tarun Bhanot, Sachin Yadav, Kamleshwar Patel, Hina Kavre, NP Prajapati, Deepak Saxena, Sanjay Sharma are some of the MLAs who will take oath along with Nath on December 14, according to sources.
In the final results declared on Wednesday morning, the party got 114 seats, two short of simple majority mark of 116 in the 230-member Assembly. It was a comfortable march past the majority mark with BSP chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav lending support of their 2 and one MLAs, respectively. Four Independents who are Congress rebels are also likely to extend support, consolidating the party’s position further.
Earlier in the day, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia said, “It will be a privilege if given the chance to become Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.”
Later, the Congress legislature party decided that a decision on the Chief Minister of the state will be taken by party president Rahul Gandhi.
Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan resigns
Accepting defeat, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan resigned as the Madhya Pradesh chief minster, saying he takes full responsibility for the BJP’s ouster from power in the heartland state.
Leaving from the Raj Bhavan, Chouhan said he was now a “free man” and congratulated senior Congress leader Kamal Nath, though the grand old party was yet to formally announce him as the CM pick.