Amid speculations of senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Kamal Nath joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), party general secretary and Madhya Pradesh in-charge Jitendra Singh is meeting party MLAs to assess the ground situation. Will reach Bhopal on Tuesday, 20th February for important discussions with.

Congress claims - Kamal Nath is not leaving the party

The visit is taking place in the backdrop of intense speculation over the future course of action of senior Congress leader Kamal Nath, who is currently camping in Delhi. On Monday, his aides in the national capital repeatedly assured that Kamal Nath has no plans to leave the party and join the ruling party BJP.

Here, Kamal Nath also tried to put an end to these speculations and gave the message through his close leader Sajjan Singh Verma that he is not leaving the party and his son and MP Nakul Nath is a Will again contest elections from Chhindwara Lok Sabha seat on Congress ticket.

Why is Kamal Nath silent?

Although the former chief minister had initially planned to address the media himself, he later chose to communicate indirectly through his aide and former Madhya Pradesh government minister Sajjan Singh Verma.

Ahead of his visit to Bhopal on Tuesday, All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge Singh dismissed speculations about Kamal Nath joining the BJP as 'misinformation' and said that the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister will join Rahul Gandhi in the state. Will participate in the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra led by.

Sajjan Singh Verma claimed in Delhi on Monday that all the speculations and propaganda about Kamal Nath was done by BJP.

He told reporters, 'Kamal Nath ji is a very senior leader of ours. Whatever speculations are there, all this is propaganda spread by BJP and a section of the media.

Will Kamal Nath participate in Bharat Jodo Yatra?

According to Singh, 'I spoke to Kamal Nath ji on Sunday and Saturday also. It was discussed with him how to prepare for the journey. I am going to Bhopal on Tuesday. There will be a meeting with MPs, MLAs and leaders. Kamal Nath ji will also attend the meeting. The journey will proceed as per his suggestion. Kamal Nath ji will participate prominently in the yatra.

On the question related to speculations about Kamal Nath or his son Nakul Nath joining BJP, he said, 'These are all rumours. The biggest work of BJP is that it spreads misinformation and propaganda. Singh said that Kamal Nath is taking part in the preparations for the yatra. He also said that Nakulnath will also be a part of the yatra.

Let us tell you that this yatra will enter Madhya Pradesh in the beginning of March. However, the purpose of Singh's visit is to talk to 66 party MLAs and assess the ground situation. In fact, AICC officially said that his visit is related to meetings in connection with 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra'.

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A Congress MLA, considered a Kamal Nath loyalist, expressed uncertainty about the agenda of the upcoming meeting and told PTI that he had received a call to come to Bhopal for the meeting. The MLA said, 'But I was not told about its agenda.'

Here, political activity has increased in Madhya Pradesh, because speculations are being made within the party about the future of Kamal Nath. Congress had to face a crushing defeat at the hands of BJP in the assembly elections held in the state in November 2023.

Despite his vast political experience and close ties with the Gandhi family, the former Union minister's position has been uncertain after he was removed as state Congress president due to the party's poor performance in the assembly elections.

Here, Sajjan Singh Verma, a leader close to Kamal Nath, rejected the speculations of Kamal Nath leaving the party and said on Monday that he is not going anywhere and his son Nakul Nath will contest elections from his current constituency Chhindwara on Congress ticket.

Will Kamal Nath hold a meeting with the party in Bhopal?

After meeting Kamal Nath at his Delhi residence, Verma said that he had a detailed discussion with the senior Congress leader and Kamal Nath told him that he was ready to ensure the success of the Rahul Gandhi-led 'Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra' in Madhya Pradesh. Will hold a meeting in Bhopal soon.

He told reporters, 'Kamal Nath told me that I will call all the in-charges of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee and discuss the preparations for the Lok Sabha elections. I asked him about the media speculations to which he said why should I answer an imaginary question.

Earlier on Saturday, Kamal Nath, who reached Delhi from Madhya Pradesh, had told the journalists not to get too excited and if anything happens, he will give information himself.

For the last few days, there was speculation about Kamal Nath and Nakul Nath leaving Congress. These speculations got further fueled when Nakul Nath removed the text 'Congress' from his social media handle 'X'. Whereas in Madhya Pradesh, all eyes are on the developments within the Congress camp, because it is struggling with internal challenges and external pressures.

BJP's 'U-turn' due to anti-Sikh riots

Political analysts say that BJP does not want to take any gamble by inducting Kamal Nath before the Lok Sabha elections, as it may cause the party to face the anger of Sikh organizations who have accused him of instigating the anti-Sikh riots in Delhi in 1984. is charged.

Even before the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, BJP had openly accused Kamal Nath of being involved in anti-Sikh riots. However, the former Union Minister has repeatedly rejected the allegations of his involvement in the riots that took place almost four decades ago.

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