Update at 11:50 PM: I never wished for my post. I have been working for Congress since Sanjay Gandhi's era. Rahul Gandhi has shown faith in me: Kamal Nath
Update at 11:30 PM: 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: Newly appointed Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath addresses a press briefing
After two days of high-powered tussle in the aftermath of the huge win in Madhya Pradesh, Congress party, on Thursday, has announced that senior party leader Kamal Nath is the next Chief Minister of the state. The announcement was made by the Congress party on social media with multiple tweets congratulating the senior leader on the achievement.
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This decision has come following a controversial tug-of-war between Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia for the face of Chief Minister in Madhya Pradesh. Earlier on Thursday, several party members including Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot, who are in the race for the face of Chief Minister in Rajasthan, attended a two-hour long high-powered meeting with the Congress president Rahul Gandhi in the presence of UPA chief Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi.
72-year-old Kamal Nath will take the office of chief minister for the first time in a distinguished career in politics.
A nine-time MP from Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara constituency, Kamal Nath has served as the pro-tem Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha (elected in 2014).
He has also served as the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry in former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's first term and the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways from May 2009 to January 2011, among others.
He was elected as the party's Madhya Pradesh president in May this year.
Earlier on Thursday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had tweeted a picture hand-in-hand with newly appointed CM of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia, which he captioned with Leo Tolstoy's quote "The two most powerful warriors are patience and time".
Meanwhile, the face for Rajasthan's Chief Minister between Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot is yet to be announced by the Congress party.
(With ANI inputs)