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Kamal Nath Considering Joining BJP, Told Congress He’s “Unhappy”: Sources

Indira Gandhi had referred to as Kamal Nath her “third son” whereas campaigning for him in 1979.

New Delhi:

Amid a robust buzz of him quitting the Congress and becoming a member of the BJP, sources near Kamal Nath have advised NDTV that whereas he has not resigned but, he’s sad with what is occurring within the occasion and feels that it is not the identical organisation that he had joined over 5 many years in the past.

The sources stated the previous Madhya Pradesh chief minister, who arrived in Delhi on Saturday, has not met Union Residence Minister Amit Shah or Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and has solely heard leaders like BJP Madhya Pradesh President VD Sharma saying that he’s welcome to hitch the occasion.

Citing that folks in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara – a constituency he represented as an MP for 9 phrases – need him to hitch the BJP to fast-track improvement, the senior Congress chief has stated that the matter is beneath his consideration, the sources stated. Kamal Nath’s son, Nakul Nath, is the MP from Chhindwara now and hypothesis is rife that he will even be a part of the BJP alongside together with his father. 

“Kamal Nath has conveyed his unhappiness to the Congress management. He feels that Rahul Gandhi is busy with the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra and the occasion is now being run by the likes of senior leaders Jairam Ramesh, KC Venugopal and Randeep Surjewala,” he stated. 

When the sources have been requested whether or not the reason for Mr Nath’s unhappiness was that he was not nominated for the Rajya Sabha polls, they stated that was not true. The previous chief minister, they claimed, had pushed for Ashok Singh’s nomination from Madhya Pradesh and didn’t need senior chief Meenakshi Natarajan, who was reportedly Rahul Gandhi’s choose for the Higher Home. 

They stated senior Congress chief Digvijaya Singh has requested Mr Nath to not go away the occasion.

‘Congress Was By no means In Bio’

Rumours of the previous chief minister quitting the occasion and becoming a member of the BJP had intensified on Saturday after Nakul Nath eliminated ‘Congress’ from his social media bio. The sources, nevertheless, claimed Kamal Nath has stated that his son by no means had the occasion’s title in his bio to start with.

Kamal and Nakul Nath arrived in New Delhi earlier on Saturday, including gasoline to the hypothesis.

The Congress has denied experiences of Mr Nath leaving the occasion, citing his lengthy affiliation with it and stressing on the truth that Indira Gandhi had referred to as him her “third son” whereas campaigning for him in Chhindwara in 1979.

Jitu Patwari, who had changed Mr Nath because the Madhya Pradesh Congress president after the occasion’s enormous defeat within the Meeting elections final 12 months, stated, “When Jyotiraditya Scindia had give up the occasion (in 2020) and our authorities had fallen, each Congress employee had taken Kamal Nath’s ideology and management to coronary heart and labored with him. The experiences doing the rounds are baseless.”

“Are you able to suppose even in a dream that Indira Gandhi’s ‘third son’ will give up the Congress? Can he consider leaving the employees who fought the Meeting elections beneath his management and labored tirelessly to attempt to make him the chief minister,” he requested.

Main Setback

If Kamal Nath does go away the Congress, it is going to be an enormous setback for the occasion, which is reeling from a string of high-profile exits, together with that of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan earlier this week. The 77-year-old has spent most of his life within the Congress and, other than his stint because the Madhya Pradesh chief minister, has been a Lok Sabha MP for 9 phrases in addition to a Union minister.

Coming simply months forward of the Lok Sabha elections, Mr Nath’s exit won’t simply be a psychological blow for the Congress at a time when it’s attempting to place up a spirited opposition to the ruling BJP on the nationwide degree, but in addition go away the occasion susceptible in Madhya Pradesh. The BJP had gained 28 out of 29 Lok Sabha seats within the state in 2019, and the lone winner from the Congress was Nakul Nath. 

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