The United State of Madhya Pradesh: Decoding politics behind the statements

Two leaders, one aim: The Congress, for once, may be putting forward a united front in the state

Sandeep Kumar
Kamal Nath and Digvijaya Singh

Kamal Nath and Digvijaya Singh

Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament and former chief minister (CM) Digvijaya Singh recently said that the Congress will fight elections in Madhya Pradesh (MP) under the leadership of Kamal Nath and that he would be the CM face. This is the first time Digvijaya has named Nath as the party’s chief ministerial candidate in the 2023 state elections.
Until recently, the leaders of the party were issuing contradictory statements on this subject. Former Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Arun Yadav and former minister Jitu Patwari both said, in separate statements, that members of the Congress Legislative Party would decide on its leader after winning the polls. Yadav also said that Nath was MP Congress Committee (MPCC) president and the party was contesting elections under his leadership.
Patwari, too, has opened a front. His statement that one person cannot remain in a particular post for more than five years has kicked up dust. He said that

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First Published: Feb 26 2023 | 9:46 PM IST

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