Shivraj Singh Chouhan took a dig at Congress leader Kamal Nath who went to Maharashtra to observe party actions
Maharashtra’s current political upheaval has caused unrest in the political scenario across the country. Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan took a dig at Congress leader Kamal Nath for visiting the state as a party observer.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who was in Jabalpur for the campaign of Urban Body Elections, stated, “It’s strange of Congress to send a person (Kamal Nath) to save Maharashtra govt who couldn’t save his govt…Poor Uddhav also had to go…Congress has only one ‘Nath’, rest of Congress is ‘Anath’ (orphan),”
The Chief Minister’s remark came after Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde took oath as Maharashtra chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as his deputy. After this political incident, the Congress party has lost control of another state and now the party will function in only Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh independently, and Jharkhand in alliance with the two other parties, JMM and the RJD.
The political unrest came as a setback to one of the oldest and firmest parties in India. The party went through a series of shocks in the assembly elections earlier. The Congress party earlier had lost its government in Punjab, and failed to withstand the rising power of BJP in Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.
Even internally, the party has been facing jolts for the last few months as several of its leaders, including former Union ministers Ashwani Kumar and R P N Singh, ex Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro, former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar and Gujarat Working president Hardik Patel, have quit the party with time.
More about how Shivraj Singh Chouhan became the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh:
The former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath, couldn’t hold his chair as the CM of Madhya Pradesh in 2020 after 22 loyal Congress MLAs resigned from the Assembly. The party later became a minority which made the way for Chouhan to become the chief minister after 15 long months. The MLAs who left Congress later joined the BJP and most of them also won the assembly bypolls.