Bhopal, Dec 14 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath will be sworn in as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 17.
The 72-year-old veteran leader told reporters after meeting Governor Anandiben Patel that the ceremony will be held in the Lal Parade Ground here.
Kamal Nath was accompanied by a delegation of leaders including former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh, Vivek Tankha, MP, Arun Yadav and Deepak Babaria, general secretary in-charge of Madhya Pradesh.
He was chosen as the Congress Legislature Party leader at a meeting late last night after two days of consultations, including parleys held by party chief on Thursday.
The party won 114 seats in the 230-member House. It fell two seats short of the halfway-mark, but ensured the support of a total of 121 MLAs with Samajwadi Party – one seat, Bahujan Samaj Party – two, and four Independents backing it.