Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath accepted his party’s defeat in the State Assembly polls today evening and said that they respect the people’s verdict and the Congress will continue to carry out its work as a responsible opposition.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday he said he would like to see a 15-year tenure of his party in Madhya Pradesh following the assembly election in which all three top party leaders from the state – Digvijaya Singh, Kamal Nath and Jyotraditya Scindia can become Chief Ministers.
Asked about who will be the CM candidate for the party in Madhya Pradesh, he said: “I am not competent to answer the question. Whether the Congress would project a face or not is a decision based on states-specific condition.
“We have gone into elections in Punjab projecting a face in as Amarinder Singh. We have gone into elections not projecting a face.”
Asked which of the three leaders would be top contenders as the party’s Chief Ministerial candidate, he said: “I don’t think there is any fixed rule on that. If the Congress decides to project a face, I am sure they will project a good face from MP.”
Asked about his personal choice, he said: “Well.. all of them are my friends. I would like a 15-year tenure, so three of them can be the Chief Ministers.”