Kamal Nath is the new chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, the Congress tweeted from its official handle. "An era of change is upon MP," the Congress tweeted. "Our best wishes to Shri @OfficeOfKNath for being elected CM of Madhya Pradesh," the tweet said. The announcement comes after suspense throughout the day over who would become the chief minister of the state. The Congress is yet to announce who will become the chief ministers of Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
In Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot has an edge over Sachin Pilot to be chief minister Rajasthan, sources have told NDTV. Earlier today, top Congress leaders from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh went into a huddle with Congress president Rahul Gandhi to discuss who will be chief ministers for the two states.
At the Congress' legislature party meeting yesterday, MLAs from both states passed an order saying the final decision will be that of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.
The BJP too has arranged a marathon 7-hour meeting today where the results of the recently held assembly elections would be analysed. BJP chief Amit Shah has reportedly asked for a detailed report from each district of each states. The BJP would also discuss in detail the party's future plan of action keeping the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in mind. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address BJP MPs, which will be followed by a seven-hour meeting of its key organisational leaders.
The assembly election results on Tuesday came as the biggest electoral setback to the BJP since it stormed to power at the centre in 2014.