Suspense ends, Kamal Nath is the new Madhya Pradesh CM

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 13, 2018, 11.23 PM(IST)

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

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There will be no deputy chief minister post, according to the report.

The Congress party late Thursday announced Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief Kamal Nath as chief minister of the state. 

Nath will lead the newly-elected Congress government in the state, the party said.

''An era of change is upon MP with him (Kamal Nath) at the helm,'' a tweet from the official Congress party handle said.

There will be no deputy chief minister post, according to the report.

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The announcement comes following a prolonged delay in announcing the CM candidate after the Congress dethroned BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

With 114 Congress candidates elected, the party fell two short of simple majority.  However, after roping in BSP (2) and SP (1) and four independent candidates, the party crossed the half-way mark required to form the government.

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72-year-old Nath will assume the post of chief minister for the first time in his illustrious political career spanning over four decades.