Congress leader Kamal Nath took oath as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh on Monday at Lal Parade ground in Bhopal.
Kamal Nath, the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief, was appointed as the chief minister of the newly elected Congress government in the state, on the night of December 13.
There will not be a deputy chief minister in Madhya Pradesh.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi and leaders from the Opposition attended the ceremony. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Jyotiraditya Scindia were also present.
A nine-time MP from Madhya Pradesh’s Chhindwara constituency, Kamal served as the pro-tem Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha. But this is the first time 72-year-old Kamal Nath has become the CM of the state.
National Conference President Farooq Abdullah, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh and Mallikarjun Kharge, Andhra Pradesh CM & TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Deputy CM Sachin Pilot and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu attended the oath-taking ceremony among other political leaders.