CM War in MP: Posters name Kamal Nath as CM, Scindia supporters shout slogans...MLAs' meet postponed

New Delhi, Dec 13:  Even as Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi meeting is on at Congress President's residence to decide the new CMs of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, posters at the Congress office in Bhopal have come up congratulating Kamal Nath as the new CM of the state. This amidst slogans to name Jyotriditya Scindia as the new CM.  Like Sachin Pilot in Rajasthan, young Jyotiraditya Scindia seems to be putting up a fight to be new CM of the state, even as Madhya Pradesh state Congress chief and veteran MP Kamal Nath is the frontrunner for the post.  

Scindia met Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday. Rahul is expected to take the final call on Madhya Pradesh after deciding the CM for Rajasthan.

  Meanwhile, veteran Congress leader Digvijay Singh has come out in open support of Kamal Nath for the CM post.Talking to News24 Digvijay said that Kamal nath was best suited for the post, calling him the "best management guru". He added that he was not interested in the CM post.The newly elected Congress MLAs in Madhya Pradesh will meet at 6 p.m. in the Pradesh Congress Committee office on Thursday to choose their Legislature Party leader, party officials said.State party chief Kamal Nath and Guna MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, who headed the party's poll committee during the just concluded Assembly polls, are expected to be present. Both are front-runners for the Chief Minister's post.Central party observer and former Defence Minister A.K. Antony was on Wednesday in Bhopal to meet the new legislators after the Congress in a nail-biting finish defeated the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party by securing 114 seats but fell two seats short of a majority in the 230-member House.The meeting was expected to reach a consensus on the Chief Minister's name, however, that did not happen.Rebel MLAs, who won as Independent candidates in the November 28 polls, were also part of the CLP meet. Antony met every one individually.News24 Bureau/ IANS

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