Kamal Nath, one of the most celebrated faces of Indian politics could become the next Chief Minister in Madhya Pradesh, Congress’ first in 15 years. Reportedly Guna MP Jyotiaditya Scindia could also forward his claim for the prestigious post to the Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi.
Kamal Nath is the senior most Lok Sabha MP, a member since 1980. He has taken roles in various ministries over the years, such as, Minister of Environment & Forests, (Union Minister of State) Textiles, General Secretary of the INC and Union Cabinet Minister of Commerce & Industry.
The election in Madhya Pradesh took place on 28 November while the vote counting of all the five elections took place on 11 December.
Polling across all 230 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh occurred amid tight security. According to Election Commission, over 65,000 polling stations were set up in the state, with special pink booths designated to encourage women voters.