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Cong finally decides on Kamal Nath as MP unit chief

Congress as part of election strategy named four working presidents – Tribal leader Bala Bacchan, senior legislator Ramnivas Rawat

Ahead of crucial state election, the Congress in Madhya Pradesh finally appointed veteran leader Kamal Nath as president of its Madhya Pradesh unit.

The party has also decided to hand in the reins of the campaign to the young Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Congress as part of election strategy named four working presidents – Tribal leader Bala Bacchan, senior legislator Ramnivas Rawat, Indore MLA Jitu Patwari and leader Surendra Chaudhary.

This comes amid Congress high command had been unable to finalise the reshuffle because of pulls and pressures from various factions.

While appointing Scindia as the campaign panel head and Kamal Nath as the state unit chief, the party has however not signalled whether it would project one of them as the chief ministerial candidate.

Scindia is also the party chief whip in the Lok Sabha was frontrunner to the post of state unit chief but Nath popped him to the post.

This also because the former chief minister Digvijaya Singh threw his weight behind Nath.

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