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Kamal Nath lists out priorities as Madhya Pradesh chief minister ahead of swearing-in

File photo: Kamal Nath Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 15, 2018, 07.46 AM (IST)

Madhya Pradesh chief minister-elect Kamal Nath said on Friday that ensuring safety of women will be among his top priorities, also strengthening of farm sector and job creations.

He also assured that the promise of farm loan waiver made by the Congress will be fulfilled.

"Our priority will be to strengthen the agriculture sector to ramp up farm-based economy in Madhya Pradesh," he told reporters at his residence in Bhopal. 

"My government will provide a safe environment to women and shore up employment avenues for the youth," he added.

"We are going to waive farmers' loans as promised," Nath said, adding, "I thank the people from the bottom of my heart for voting for the Congress. I assure them I will never let them down."

Kamal Nath will take oath as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 17 at Lal Parade ground in Bhopal.

The announcement of Nath's name as the new chief minister was made by the party observer for the state AK Antony on Thursday after being elected "unanimously" as the new Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader at meeting of the newly-elected MLAs.

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'Our priority will be to strengthen the agriculture sector to ramp up farm-based economy in Madhya Pradesh,' Kamal Nath said.