-Have met Sonia Gandhi
-Dinner to Congress MLAs before Rajya Sabha elections
Bhopal,(EMS). Ever since the shocking defeat of Congress in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, it is being said that former Chief Minister Kamal Nath will leave state politics and return to central politics. Meanwhile, his meeting with Congress high command Sonia Gandhi in Delhi and inviting Congress MLAs for dinner has become a topic of discussion in the political circles. There are speculations regarding this that Kamal Nath is now going to become a member of Rajya Sabha.
It is noteworthy that Rajya Sabha elections are to be held on 27th February. The last date for filing nominations is February 15 and Kamal Nath has sent a dinner invitation to Congress MLAs on February 13. Current Assembly member and former Chief Minister Kamal Nath has heated up the political corridors by inviting party MLAs for dinner at his residence. Now that the command of the State President has also been handed over to Jitu Patwari, there are a lot of speculations about Kamal Nath going to the Centre. Kamal Nath has said that he will stay in the state and will do public service while doing politics here. Earlier recently, Kamal Nath had reached Delhi and also met the Congress high command and former AICC President Sonia Gandhi. It is understood that during this meeting he discussed the Rajya Sabha elections with Sonia Gandhi.
If sources are to be believed, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and former Chief Minister Kamal Nath are angry due to the unexpected defeat of the Congress party in the state assembly elections. Rahul has expressed surprise at how Congress lost badly in Madhya Pradesh despite Kamal Nath being given full authority to take decisions related to assembly elections.
As far as Rajya Sabha elections are concerned, the tenure of five Rajya Sabha members from Madhya Pradesh is going to end in April. These include Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and L Murugan, four from BJP and one from Congress, Rajamani Patel. In terms of number of MLAs, Congress has to get only one seat. Kamal Nath, who is currently MLA from Chhindwara, is looking to re-enter central politics through Rajya Sabha. Amidst all these speculations, it is being linked with the dinner being given to Congress MLAs on 13th February.
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