Congress replaces Kamal Nath with Jitu Patwari as party’s MP unit chief

New Delhi: Heralding a generational shift in the party, the Congress replaced Kamal Nath as its Madhya Pradesh unit chief on Saturday and appointed Jitu Patwari in his place.

The development comes days after the party’s humiliating defeat in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls, where the Congress, led by Nath, failed to replace the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

The Congress could win only 66 seats, while the BJP won 163 seats in the recently concluded election.

Nath met party chief Mallikarjun Kharge and tendered his resignation thereafter.
“The Congress president has appointed Shri Jitu Patwari as the president of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee, with immediate effect,” an official communication from the party said.
“The party appreciates the contributions of outgoing PCC president, Shri Kamal Nath,” it added.
“The Congress president has also approved the proposal of the appointment of Shri Umang Singhar as the CLP leader and Shri Hemant Katare as the deputy leader of Madhya Pradesh,” the statement said.