I never wished for my post. I have been working for the Congress party since Sanjay Gandhi's era. Rahul Gandhi has shown faith in me: Kamal Nath
Visuals from the party meeting:
We will fulfill the promises made in the manifesto. I want to thank Congress party and all my party members. I will meet the Governor at 10:30 AM tomorrow: Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath addresses a press briefing
Kamal Nath is Madhya Pradesh's new Chief Minister
Madhya Pradesh CM designate Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia at the party office in Bhopal.
Visuals from outside Congress party office in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh: ANI
Meeting has been postponed today, the decision on who will be the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh will be taken tomorrow (December 14): Mallikarjun Kharge
It is not a race, it is not about kursi, we are here to serve the people of Madhya Pradesh. I am leaving for Bhopal and you will get to know the decision today, tweets Jyotiraditya Scindia
It is not a race, it is not about kursi, we are here to serve the people of Madhya Pradesh. I am leaving for Bhopal and you will get to know the decision then: Jyotiraditya Scindia on leaving Rahul Gandhi's residence
I am leaving for Bhopal, MLAs meeting will be held and we will announce the CM name after that: Kamal Nath after leaving Rahul Gandhi's residence
Kamal Nath to take oath on December 15, say sources
Rahul Gandhi issues ambiguous tweet, appearing to seek patience:
UPA chief Sonia Gandhi to have the final word in the decision of the names for the Chief Ministers in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh: Sources
The decision will be taken soon, there is nothing to worry. Just wait, the decision has to be taken on CMs of three states so naturally, it takes time. Party president will take a call: Ashok Gehlot
Ashok Gehlot appeals supporters to maintain calm:
Sachin Pilot tweets:
Inside sources have told that Rahul Gandhi has put his foot down saying that it is his presidency and his leadership on the party which got them this victory. So, he presented his choices to be Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia. Sonia Gandhi reacted by saying with the help of senior leaders Kamal Nath and Ashok Gehlot, they can take a decision ahead of 2019 elections, sources added.
Ashok Gehlot says that the CM face for Rajasthan will be out soon, adding that Rahul Gandhi will take the call.
He also spoke on BJP saying: "BJP themselves could not select a president, so how can they point fingers at us."
Sachin Pilot asks his supporters to maintain peace. He says he trusts and accepts the decision by Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi.
Sachin Pilot's supporters carry violent protests in Karauli:
Digvijaya Singh defends Kamal Nath, says , "I don't know who will be the CM. Whoever Rahul Gandhi chooses will be the CM. There was no FIR, no chargesheet, no case and he was not an accused. This is all BJP agenda. No one has any problem of him being the CM."
He also said that the CM for MP will be announced to today.
It seems there are differences between the Gandhi family over CM pick for MP and Rajasthan, say sources.
Rahul Gandhi wants Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia as CM, Priyanka Vadra and Sonia Gandhi want old guard, say sources.
KC Venugopal is back at Rahul Gandhi's residence.
Poster outside the Congress office, declares Kamal Nath as CM:
Scindia supporters outside Congers office in Bhopal:
Rahul Gandhi back at his residence. Kamal Nath enroute to meet Rahul Gandhi.
Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot and one of the observers of Rajasthan Avinash Pandey boarding 6:45 pm flight to Jaipur, Rajasthan and back at 7:45 pm.
Sonia Gandhi arrives at Rahul Gandhi's residence. Priyanka Gandhi also present there. They are meeting with Scindia and AK Anthony.
Two Congress leaders have tendered their resignation over Ashok Gehlot being chosen as CM.
Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot to make joint announcement at 6 PM: Sources
Rahul Gandhi approves Kamal Nath as CM. Formal announcement at 6 pm at MPCC: Sources
Gehlot supporters outside Jaipur Airport ahead of his return to welcome him:
Rajasthan CM to be announced today at 4 PM. Gehlot will take oath in the evening: Sources
Rahul Gandhi to hold news briefing on CM selection at 5 PM.
Ashok Gehlot to be the chief minister of Rajasthan, say sources.
As per sources, Gehlot is angry over sloganeering by Sachin Pilot supporters. He has also told Rahul Gandhi to consider Lok Sabha polls 2018 regarding the decision of choosing the state CM.
Jyotiraditya Scindia supporters perform hawan at famous Hanuman temple in Bhopal.
Ashok Gehlot leaves from Rahul Gandhi's residence.
Sachin Pilot leaves Rahul Gandhi's residence. Ashok Gehlot in meeting Rahul Gandhi.
Congress leader Ashok Gehlot has reached Rahul Gandhi's residence.
Sachin Pilot at Rahul Gandhi's residence
Congress spokesperson Shobha Oza speaks on reports Of Kamal Nath being the chief minister : "I suppose the reports are just assumption, the decision will be revealed by party president only."
Crucial meeting between Rahul Gandhi and Sachin Pilot going on
Congress: Rahul Gandhi to declare CM name today
Sichon Pilot to reach Rahul Gandhi's residence.
Akali Dal leader and Delhi MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa has fired a warning at Rahul Gandhi, telling him not to make Kamal Nath as the CM of Madhya Pradesh due to his alleged involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots
CM swearing-in ceremony for MP likely to held be tomorrow: Sources
Supporters of Congress leader Sachin Pilot gather outside All India Congress Committee headquarters in Delhi.
Number of supporters swell outside Gehlot's office. More independents will also arrive at Gehlot residence.
Gehlot supporters sloganeer outside his residence.
Working president of Jitu Patwari: "There is no question of choice between both of them. There is no infighting between us, all the allegations of the BJP are false. We have shown faith in Rahul Gandhi."
Rahul Gandhi on CMs' selection: "We are taking input from every one. We will take a concrete step. We are consulting MLAs and Observors. You will see a CM in every state soon."
Rahul Gandhi leaves from his residence.
Observor for Rajasthan CLP KC Venugopal reaches Delhi to meet Rahul Gandhi.
Sachin Pilot seems not to be in a good mood as he has reached his residence. He might speak to media before he leaves for Rahul Gandhi's residence, say sources.
Devender Yadav, Rajasthan Co-incharge reaches Rahul Gandhi's residence
Sources have said that Rahul Gandhi could offer MP CM position to Kamal Nath and Deputy CM post to Scindia. Depending on whether Scindia accepts the offer or not, to pacify Scindia, Congress could also decide to make Ramnivas Rawat as the President of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee. Rawat is considered close to Scindia.
Observors to arrive in Delhi to meet Rahul Gandhi shortly.
Sachin Pilot along with his mother at his residence.
MP CM likely to be announced at 4 PM afte meeting with state MLAs: Sources
Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia also reached Delhi to meet Rahul Gandhi
"We have been called here in Delhi to discuss with Rahul Gandhi. Everything is sorted . Soon, we will announce about CM": Ashok Gehlot.
The chief ministers for Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh are likely to be announced on Thursday, a day after the Congress members in each state decided in the Congress Legislature Party meet that Rahul Gandhi take the call on the matter.
Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot will meet Rahul Gandhi at 10 am in Delhi and apprise him about the development. The CM face, say sources, will be announced at 11 am.
Congress MLAs in Rajasthan have also sought time from the Governor to meet him on December 13 after meeting the Rahul Gandhi
CPL Observor for MP, AK Antony left for Delhi on Wednesday night. He will meet Rahul Gandhi and will update him about all MLA's decision
CM for the state will most likely be announced by Thursday afternoon, say sources.
"Rahul Gandhi will decide the chief minister for MP," said Shobha Oza in news briefing on Wednesday after the CLP meet in the state. "All the MLAs have unanimously decided that a decision on the Chief Minister will be taken by Rahul Gandhi ji. AK Anthony is discussing the matter with the MLAs and he will go to Delhi and discuss with Rahul Gandhi. The final decision will be taken after that," she said.
Sachin Pilot also said on Wednesday: "It's a normal procedure for Congress party legislators to give their feedback to observers. Observers give feedback to Congress President and then a final decision is taken. We've authorised Congress President to take a final view as to who will head CLP leaders of the party."
Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot are in the running for the CM in Rajasthan whereas in Madhya Pradesh, as per sources, Kamal Nath will be named the chief minister. Jyotiraditya Scindia also coveted for the post, but it looks like the senior politician will be made the chief minister.The process of electing the Chief Ministers of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan is presently ongoing. Congress party believes in the democratic process of knowing the view point of each elected legislator.
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