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Shivraj, BJP’s USP in Madhya Pradesh elections: Uma Bharti

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New Delhi | Rallying behind Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Minister Uma Bharti said he is BJP’S USP in the state assembly elections to be held on Wednesday.

Bharti, the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh was replaced by Chouhan in 2004, just an year after she was elected to the top post. As far as Shivraj Singh Chouhan is concerned, he is BJP’s USP (unique selling point) in Madhya Pradesh, she told PTI.

Confident of party’s victory in the upcoming assembly elections, Bharti said there is pro-cumbency also for the party in the state assembly elections. She further said the party will continue with its winning run in the state assembly elections as well under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Responding to question on the BJP facing a resurgent Congress in Madhya Pradesh she said: The Congress is a divided house. It has no vision for the state. People of the state are with us, we will win the election.  Bharti said she felt Modi’s leadership and party’s organisational structure are its biggest strength in the state. Perhaps this for the first time after 2003 assembly elections, Bharti has been campaigning so vigorously in the state.

BJP has won three consecutive elections in the state. The party won maximum 173 seats 2003 , followed by 144 seats in 2008 and 165 seats in 2013. Bharti was instrumental in ousting Digvijay Singh-led Congress government in the state in the 2003 state assembly elections.

But an year later, Bharti had to resign in 2004 after an arrest warrant was issued against her in connection with the 1994 Hubli riots. Later on she floated her own party Bharatiya Janshakti Party in 2006 in Ujjain following her explusion from the BJP.

But in 2011 she merged her party with BJP and became Union Minister in 2014.

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Mamata, Mayawati invited for Kamal Nath’s swearing-in on Dec 17

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Bhopal | The Congress has invited leaders from across the political spectrum for the swearing-in ceremony of party stalwart Kamal Nath taking charge as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 17.

Nath, a nine-time MP from Chhindwara seat and currently president of state Congress unit, will take oath at a grand function to be held at Jamboree Maidan in BHEL area here instead of Lal Parade Ground as announced earlier. He had told reporters Friday that the swearing-in ceremony would take place at Lal Parade Ground around 1.30 pm.

According to sources in Congress, the change of venue is apparently aimed at accommodating a huge crowd the party is expecting for the ceremony. Notably, Jambooree Maidan is the venue where Nath’s predecessor Shivraj Singh Chouhan of the BJP had taken the oath with much fanfare in 2008 and 2013.

“I will take oath alone,” Nath told PTI, when asked who else will take oath along with him. This means that aspirants seeking ministerial berths will have to wait for some more time.

Nath will become the first chief minister of a Congress government in the central Indian state after a gap of 15 years.

Digvijaya Singh was the last chief minister of Congress in Madhya Pradesh. The BJP snatched power from the grand old party in 2003 and went on to retain it till its narrow defeat on December 11.

According to Congress sources, apart from UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and party president Rahul Gandhi, Nath has invited West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, BSP chief Mayawati and SP president Akhilesh Yadav for the event. Besides, chief ministers of all Congress-ruled states are being invited, they said.

Leading industrialists and religious saints will also be present on the occasion, sources said.

The Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) have extended their support to Nath for forming the government after the Congress failed to cross the halfway mark (115) on its own.

The Congress won 114 seats in the 230-member Assembly. The party has secured the support of total 121 MLAs, including SP (1), BSP (2) and four Independent MLAs.

Apart from Madhya Pradesh, the Congress has come to power in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan by dislodging the respective BJP governments there in the latest polls.

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Congress’s Kamal Nath to stake claim to form Madhya Pradesh government

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Bhopal | Congress leader Kamal Nath will meet Governor Anandiben Patel Friday in Raj Bhavan here to stake claim to form a government in Madhya Pradesh. The party won 114 seats in the 230-member House, the poll result of which was declared on December 11.

It has secured the support of a total of 121 MLAs, including SP – 1 and BSP – 2 legislators as also of four independents, to cross the majority mark of 116 seats.

The Congress Thursday night had named Kamal Nath as Madhya Pradesh’s next chief minister after hours of hectic parleys held by the party chief Rahul Gandhi with senior party leaders.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which ruled the state for 15 years, got 109 seats in the elections.

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Kamal Nath to be the next Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister announces Congress

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Putting all the suspense surrounding the appointment of the new chief minister for the state of Madhya Pradesh, theCongress Party on Thursday  in a tweet announced veteran leader Kamal Nath as the new chief minister of Madhya Pradesh.
https://twitter.com/incindia/status/1073272462987722752?s=21
The Congress party in the recently concluded assembly election ended the 15 year governance of BJP and energed as the single largest party with 114 seats. However its failed to surpass the majority mark in the 230 seats state assembly. With the support of BSP, SP and other independent the COngress staked claim to form the government in Madhya Pradesh. Kamal Nath who is a 9-time member of parliament from the Chindwara constituency of Madhya Pradesh was appointed as president of the Congress Madhya Pradesh unit before the election. Kamalnath was the minister of Parliamentary affairs in the Manmohan Singh cabinet.

The appointment of Kamalnath was a tough task for the Congress leadership as it had to choose between him and the young Jyotiradtiya Scindia for the post of Chief Minister in Madhya Pradesh

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