DAINIK NATION BUREAU
All India Congress Committee (AICC) has announced that Senior leader Kamalnath would be next chief minister of Madhya Pradesh today. With this announcement around 24 hours long high voltage drama, which had started after declaration of assembly election result in Madhya Pradesh since December 11 midnight, over on December 13 midnight.
Nath has been a close confidant of the Nehru-Gandhi family. Former prime minister Indira Gandhi had introduced him to the people of Chhindwara saying, “This is my third son. Please vote for him.”
At some point, ‘Indira ke do haath, Sanjay Gandhi aur Kamal Nath (Indira’s two hands, Sanjay Gandhi and Kamal Nath)’ was a popular slogan. Sanjay Gandhi was Nath’s schoolmate. Nath was also close to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
He has been former Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s trusted backdoor negotiator too. He played an important role in managing the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) 2.
In 2016, Nath’s close ties with Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)’s Mayawati helped a Congress candidate win a Rajya Sabha seat from Madhya Pradesh despite the party falling short by two seats.”