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MP election result highlights: Kamal Nath to be new chief minister

Madhya Pradesh election result 2018 declared. Congress wins 114 seats in Madhya Pradesh.

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Congress party workers celebrate the party's good show in the Assembly elections of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
Congress party workers celebrate the party's good show in the Assembly elections of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Photo: PTI

The Congress party ended Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) 15-year reign in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. Congress won 114 seats in the state's 230-member Assembly. Madhya Pradesh Congress chief met Governor Anandiben Patel on Wednesday to stake claim to form the next government in the state.

The meeting, in which he was accompanied by party leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia and Digvijaya Singh, came after the Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party pledged their support to the Congress.

MP Congress media in-charge Shobha Ojha declared on Wednesday evening that the newly elected members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) had unanimously chosen their leader. Though she did not reveal the name, sources said the state party chief Kamal Nath--who has earlier served as a Union minister--would be the next chief minister of the state.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi's promise of a farm loan waiver, if his party is voted to power in Madhya Pradesh, seems to have helped it reap a rich harvest of votes and end 15-year-long wait for power.

The Congress chief had promised loan waiver for farmers within 10 days of forming government in the state.

Acting chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who resigned earlier in the day, asked the Congress to make good on party chief Rahul Gandhi's campaign promise of farm loan waiver.


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MP election result highlights: Kamal Nath to be new chief minister

'Rahul Gandhi to select Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister' Shobha Oza, Congress in Bhopal: All the MLAs have unanimously decided that a decision on the Chief Minister (of Madhya Pradesh) will be taken by Rahul Gandhi ji. pic.twitter.com/tdW8iVxpRR — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

MP election result highlights: Kamal Nath to be new chief minister

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MP election result highlights: Kamal Nath to be new chief minister

Congress legislators want central leadership to decide Chief Minister A one-line proposal has been passed at the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting in Bhopal. The High Command will take a decision on the Chief Minister face. https://t.co/Md3l3WMzz2— ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

MP election result highlights: Kamal Nath to be new chief minister

Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting underway in Bhopal Madhya Pradesh: Visuals from the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting in Bhopal. pic.twitter.com/vZIrHMpEu5 — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

MP election result highlights: Kamal Nath to be new chief minister

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MP election result highlights: Kamal Nath to be new chief minister

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MP election result highlights: Kamal Nath to be new chief minister

Observer AK Antony arrives at Bhopal Airport in Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia received Observer AK Antony at the Bhopal Airport in Madhya Pradesh. The party MLAs' meeting begins at 4 PM today. pic.twitter.com/zFnQcfyBOg — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

MP election result highlights: Kamal Nath to be new chief minister

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses media Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan: Vipaksh bhi mazboot hai, humare paas 109 vidhayak hain. Mera kaam hai rachnaatmak sahyog, chowkidari karne ki zimmedaari humari hai. #AssemblyElectionResults2018 pic.twitter.com/BQJK814yw8 — ANI (@ANI) December 12, 2018

MP election result highlights: Kamal Nath to be new chief minister

Narendra Saluja, Congress after meeting MP Governor: We have met Governor and staked claim to form Govt, we have the support of 121 MLAs, the situation is clear.

MP election result highlights: Kamal Nath to be new chief minister

Congress claims it has support of 121 MLAs in Madhya Pradesh.

First Published: Tue, December 11 2018. 07:30 IST

MP election result highlights: Kamal Nath to be new chief minister

Madhya Pradesh election result 2018 declared. Congress wins 114 seats in Madhya Pradesh.

The Congress party ended Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) 15-year reign in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. Congress won 114 seats in the state's 230-member Assembly. Madhya Pradesh Congress chief met Governor Anandiben Patel on Wednesday to stake claim to form the next government in the state.

The meeting, in which he was accompanied by party leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia and Digvijaya Singh, came after the Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party pledged their support to the Congress.

MP Congress media in-charge Shobha Ojha declared on Wednesday evening that the newly elected members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) had unanimously chosen their leader. Though she did not reveal the name, sources said the state party chief Kamal Nath--who has earlier served as a Union minister--would be the next chief minister of the state.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi's promise of a farm loan waiver, if his party is voted to power in Madhya Pradesh, seems to have helped it reap a rich harvest of votes and end 15-year-long wait for power.

The Congress chief had promised loan waiver for farmers within 10 days of forming government in the state.

Acting chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who resigned earlier in the day, asked the Congress to make good on party chief Rahul Gandhi's campaign promise of farm loan waiver.


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