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Kamal Nath resigns as Leader of Opposition, to continue as MPCC chief

Kamal Nath resigns as Leader of Opposition, to continue as MPCC chief
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Bhopal: Congress veteran Kamal Nath on Thursday tendered his resignation as the Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, but will continue as the MPCC president, party sources said.

Nath resigned from the post as per the party's 'one person-one post' policy. The Congress leadership accepted his resignation and approved the appointment of former minister and seven-time Congress MLA Dr Govind Singh in his place as the leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP), they said.

In a communication addressed to Nath on Thursday, All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary K C Venugopal said, "The Congress president has accepted your resignation from the post of Leader, Congress Legislature Party (CLP), Madhya Pradesh with immediate effect."

Nath had offered to resign from the post as part of the Congress's 'one person-one post' formula, the sources said.

The communication further said, "The Congress president has approved the proposal to appoint Dr Govind Singh as the CLP leader."

Nath will continue as the state unit chief of Madhya Pradesh, where assembly polls are due in 2023.

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