Kamal Nath quits as CLP leader in Madhya Pradesh
Sonia Gandhi accepts resignation
Amid rumours of infighting in Madhya Pradesh Congress, Kamal Nath has resigned as the leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) on Thursday and will no longer be the Leader of the Opposition in the MP assembly.
The All India Congress Committee (AICC) accepted his resignation, appreciating his contribution as the CLP leader.
Also, party President Sonia Gandhi accepted Nath's resignation with 'immediate effect'.
Dr Govind Singh, a senior Congress leader and MLA from Lahar constituency in Madhya Pradesh, has been appointed as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party, and therefore the Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly.
"Hon'ble Congress President has also approved the proposal to appoint Dr Govind Singh as the Leader of Congress Legislature Party, Madhya Pradesh," Venugopal said.
The Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls is scheduled to be held towards the end of next year.