Kamal Nath, senior Congressman and former Madhya Pradesh CM hinted at calling it quits on Sunday. While addressing a public rally in Chhindwara, he said, “I am able to take some rest. I even have no ambitions or any greed for any post. I even have achieved tons already. i’m able to occupy home.”
Nath, who isn’t only the Leader of Opposition within the MP Vidhan Sabha but also the state Congress president, has been struggling from the party supreme headquarters to form way for a younger face in Madhya Pradesh. The party faced a humiliating defeat within the recent by-elections held for 28 Assembly seats where the ruling BJP managed to win 19 seats and therefore the Congress the remaining 9.
Following the MP bypolls, All India Congress Committee (AICC) member from Sehore, Harpal Singh Thakur demanded Kamal Nath’s resignation from the posts he holds, including state Congress chief and LoP within the MP legislature .
“The then Congress president Rahul Gandhi had set an example by quitting from his post after the loss in 2019. So Kamal Nath should resign from both the post of the party’s state president and Leader of Opposition and take responsibility for the party’s poor performance. This election was held under the leadership of Kamal Nath and Digvijay Singh and that they should now pave the way for younger leaders,” Thakur had said during a video message.
Kamal Nath’s term as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh was reduced to fifteen months when Congress MLAs loyal to Jyotiraditya Scindia joined him in switching to the BJP. This led to the collapse of Kamal Nath’s government leading to the return of BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan as chief minister.