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Kamal Nath resigns as Madhya Pradesh’s Opposition leader ahead of 2023 assembly polls, Congress appoints Govind Singh as the new leader of Opposition

Kamal Nath has served as the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister for about 15 months after the Congress surprised the BJP to win the 2018 assembly elections. However, he was forced to resign after Jyotiraditya Scindia and his loyalists defected to the BJP, helping the BJP return to power.
07:40 PM Apr 28, 2022 IST | APN Live
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Kamal Nath, who was occupying two posts in Congress, has resigned as Madhya Pradesh’s Opposition leader ahead of next year’s assembly polls and will continue as the state Congress chief. He resigned from the post as per the party’s ‘one person-one post’ policy.

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Soon after accepting his resignation, the Congress announced that Dr Govind Singh will take over as the Congress Legislature Party leader of Madhya Pradesh.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi accepted Nath’s resignation saying that he had been relieved of his duties with immediate effect.

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Dr Govind Singh, who is seen as a close confidant of former Madhya Pradesh CM Digvijaya Singh, is a seven-time time sitting MLA from Lahar seat of Bhind district, which is part of Jyotiraditya Scindia’s home turf, the Gwalior-Chambal region.

Kamal Nath, who has been at BJP’s target for the last few days for the dual posts, said that he had already made up his mind to give up one of the two posts, but the party had asked him to continue working on both positions.

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Kamal Nath has served as the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister for about 15 months after the Congress surprised the BJP to win the 2018 assembly elections. However, he was forced to resign after Jyotiraditya Scindia and his loyalists defected to the BJP, helping the BJP return to power.

However, the Congress government fell in March 2020 after a political turmoil in the state following a slew of resignations by sitting MLAs. Nath then assumed the post of Congress Legislature Party leader in July 2020.

The Congress has recently changed its leadership in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.

Earlier this month, Congress president Sonia Gandhi appointed Amarinder Singh Brar (Raja Warring) as the new chief of the party’s Punjab unit, and former Rajya Sabha member Pratap Singh Bajwa as the new legislature party leader.

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