Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday took the responsibility for the Congress party’s dismal performance in the state in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.
The Congress which had won the Assembly election in the state last year bagged just one out of the 29 Lok Sabha seats.
Speaking to reporters at an event in Bhopal, Kamal Nath said, “I take responsibility for the party’s defeat in Lok Sabha elections in the state. Rahul Gandhi is right”.
He said he has also offered to quit as state Congress president after the party’s drubbing at the hands of the BJP in the state.
“I personally believe that I am responsible for the party’s defeat. I do not know who else is responsible,” he added.
Meanwhile, a senior Congress leader, according to PTI, said that Kamal Nath did offer to resign as state party president after the Lok Sabha election results came but had said that “he takes moral responsibility for the party’s defeat in the state”.
Kamal Nath was made Madhya Pradesh Congress chief in April 2018. He took over as chief minister in December last year.
Nath’s comments come almost a month after Congress President Rahul Gandhi blamed him and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot or devoting more time in the constituencies of their sons instead of doing more for the party in the elections in which the Congress won just 52 Lok Sabha seats.
Following the poll debacle, Rahul Gandhi himself had offered to resign from the post of party President.