Updated February 24th, 2024 at 14:47 IST

Meet Nakul Nath — Incumbent Chhindwara MP, Who May Switch to BJP

Congress leader Nakul Nath is a parliamentarian from Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Nakul Nath is the lone Lok Sabha MP of the Congress party from Madhya Pradesh. | Image:X/@NakulKNath
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Bhopal: In a major blow to Congress, Nakul Nath, son of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, on Saturday dropped ‘Congress’ from his Twitter bio. A major speculation is rife that the Congress leader along with his father may join BJP. However, the Kamal Nath camp has denied defection to the BJP. Nakul Nath, along with his father are en route Delhi on their private plane.     

Who is Nakul Nath?

  • Congress leader Nakul Nath is a parliamentarian from Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh. 
  • The 50-year-old is the lone Lok Sabha MP of the Congress party from Madhya Pradesh.
  • Chhindwara has long been a stronghold for Kamal Nath, who held the seat for nine consecutive terms.
  •  In the 2019 elections, despite the BJP's victory in the other 28 seats in the state, Kamal Nath's son Nakul Nath managed to secure a win from Chhindwara.
  • Nakul Nath received his education from The Doon School in Dehradun, followed by Bay State College in Boston.
  •  Later, he earned his degree in MBA from Boston University. 

The Congress party in Madhya Pradesh suffered a significant setback recently as several prominent leaders defected to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Among them were former MLA Dinesh Ahirwar and Rakesh Katare, who served as the Congress District President in Vidisha. Their move to join the BJP on February 12 dealt a blow to the Congress's stronghold in the region.

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Addressing the development, BJP state president VD Sharma emphasized that the party's doors remain wide open for other disgruntled senior leaders from the Congress. This move comes in the wake of simmering discontent within the Congress ranks following the party's decision to decline an invitation to attend the 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony at Ayodhya's Ram Temple. 

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Published February 17th, 2024 at 14:33 IST