Kamal Nath quits as Congress legislature party leader in Madhya Pradesh

While Congress accepted his resignation, the party also informed that Dr Govind Singh will be the new Congress legislature party leader in Madhya Pradesh.

Kamal Nath (File Photo)

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath quit as the Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Thursday and the party conveyed to him that his resignation has been accepted. Congress also said that Dr Govind Singh has been appointed as the Leader of the legislature party.

In a letter to the leader, the party said, “This is to inform you that Hon’ble Congress President (Sonia Gandhi) has accepted your resignation from the post of Leader, Congress Legislature Party, Madhya Pradesh with immediate effect. The party wholeheartedly appreciates your contribution as the CLP leader, Madhya Pradesh.”

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The letter was sent by Congress general secretary (organisation) K C Venugopal.

The party also said that Dr Govind Singh will replace Nath in the post. Nath had served as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh for nearly 15 months after winning the state Assembly elections in 2018. However, the Congress government fell in March 2020 after a political turmoil following a slew of resignations by the sitting MLAs. Nath then assumed the post of Congress Legislature Party leader in July 2020.

In a tweet, Nath said, “I congratulate Dr. Govind Singh, senior MLA on the appointment of Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly and thank him for the leadership. Hope they will discharge their new responsibility successfully.”

Congress has recently changed its leadership in several states, including Punjab, where it asked Navjot Singh Sidhu to resign and appointed Amarinder Singh Raja Warring in his place.

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