New Delhi: Hours after Kamal Nath’s resignation as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister on Friday, the state Congress, in a tweet, predicted that come August, he’d hoist the tricolour as the Chief Minister at the Independence Day parade. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh: Kamal Nath Quits as CM, Says BJP 'Sabotaged' His Government; 'Self-Introspect,' Says Shivraj | Top 10 Points
Nath had stepped down as Chief Minister at a press conference Friday afternoon, nearly two hours before the floor test was scheduled to take place in the Assembly, as ordered by the Supreme Court on Thursday. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Government: Kamal Nath Steps Down as CM Ahead of Floor Test; Scindia Says 'Satyamev Jayate'
Today, the Madhya Pradesh Congress tweeted: “Save this tweet: On August 15, 2020, Kamal Nath, as Chief Minister, would hoist the national flag and receive salutations from the parade.” Also Read - MP Crisis: Shivraj Singh Chouhan Leaves After Meeting Kamal Nath
“This is just a short rest,” the tweet further stated.
In his press conference, Kamal Nath had lashed out at the opposition BJP, accusing it of ‘toppling’ his 15-month-old government. Remarking that he got just 15 months in power in the state, as compared to the BJP’s 15 years, he had further said that ‘today is followed by tomorrow which is followed by day after tomorrow,’ hinting at a return to power sometime in future.
The BJP had hit back at Kamal Nath, asking the Congress to ‘self-introspect’ and stating that the Madhya Pradesh government was ‘toppled’ due to internal fights within the party.
The crisis in Madhya Pradesh had begun earlier this month, around Holi, when 22 Congress MLAs, loyal to Jyotiraditya Scindia, who jumped ship to the BJP, resigned from the Assembly, thus reducing the Kamal Nath govrenment to a minority, eventually leading to its collapse.