Kamal Nath: News

Kamal Nath is a senior leader of the Indian National Congress (INC), former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, and the Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly as of 2021. He did his schooling at The Doon School, where he became friends with Sanjay Gandhi, who was the scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi family. He did his BCom from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. Nath was elected as the Lok Sabha MP from Chhindwara constituency successively in 1980, 1984, 1989 and 1991. He served as Minister of State (MoS) for Environment & Forests (1991-95) and MoS for Textiles (1995-96) in the PV Narasimha Rao Government. Nath was again elected to the Lok Sabha in 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014, becoming a nine-time MP. During the UPA regime, he served as Minister of Commerce and Industry (2004-09), Minister of Urban Development (2011-1), and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs (2012-14). In the 2018 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections, Nath, along with Jyotiraditya Scindia led Congress to victory, ending BJP’s 15-year reign. Nath became the CM in 2018, serving till 2020, when Scindia rebelled and joined the BJP with his loyalists, thereby bringing down the state government. In 2020, BJP’s Shivraj Singh Chouhan again took over as the CM.

21 May 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress shifts focus to 4 poll-bound states, crucial meet soon 

Following an impressive electoral triumph in Karnataka, the Congress has now turned its attention to other poll-bound states to enhance its voter base ahead of the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha elections, according to NDTV.

28 Apr 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Indore: 60-year-old arrested for sending death threat to Rahul Gandhi

A 60-year-old man was arrested on Thursday from Indore, Madhya Pradesh for allegedly sending a letter with death threats to former Congress President Rahul Gandhi amid the Bharat Jodo Yatra in November last year.

25 Nov 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Ujjain: Man who threatened to kill Rahul Gandhi arrested

The Madhya Pradesh Police on Thursday said that they arrested a man who issued death threats to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and MP Congress chief Kamal Nath last week.

27 Sep 2022

Congress President

Ashok Gehlot still not out of Congress president race: Report

Despite a rebellion by 90+ MLAs loyal to him in Rajasthan, CM Ashok Gehlot has not been "kicked out" of the Congress president race, reports said.

MP: BJP threatens to obstruct Congress's yatra over 'anti-Brahmin' remarks

A new political feud has erupted between the Indian National Congress (INC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following alleged inappropriate statements by Madhya Pradesh Congress leader KK Mishra.

14 Sep 2021

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Temple priest beaten to death in Dhar district

A 58-year-old priest of a temple was allegedly beaten to death by some unidentified persons who were loitering outside the premises in Madhya Pradesh's Dhar district, police said on Tuesday.

06 Feb 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Congress leader Kamal Nath's cousin, sister-in-law murdered in Greater Noida

On Friday, a distant cousin of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath was found murdered inside his home in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The deceased, Narendra Nath, was 70 years old.

22 Dec 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Blooper! Congress elects BJP leader to top post in MP

The Congress, already at its lowest point across India, faced an embarrassing situation when it elected a leader, now with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to a top post in Madhya Pradesh.

17 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

PM helped in toppling Kamal Nath's government, claims BJP leader

Months after the ouster of the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, a BJP leader made an explosive claim — one linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

17 Nov 2020

Madhya Pradesh

AgustaWestland scam: Approver names Kamal Nath's son, other Congress leaders

In a fresh development linked to the Rs. 3,000 crore AgustaWestland deal, the accused-turned-approver Rajiv Saxena has named Madhya Pradesh's former Chief Minister Kamal Nath's son, as well as Congress leaders Salman Khurshid and Ahmed Patel, reports IE.

10 Nov 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh by-polls: Counting begins. Will Scindia win prestige battle?

Besides Bihar, the results of by-polls for 58 seats, spread across 11 states, will be declared today as counting began a short while ago. Among the states, Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the one garnering the maximum attention with the elections turning into a prestige battle for Congress' turncoat Jyotiraditya Scindia.

19 Oct 2020

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Kamal Nath issues clarification after 'item' remark sparks controversy

Madhya Pradesh Indian National Congress (INC) chief Kamal Nath on Monday sought to clarify his controversial remarks against state Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Imarti Devi.

18 Aug 2020


Scindia says Congress questions capable leaders, cites Pilot's example

BJP's Jyotiraditya Scindia launched a scathing attack at his former party Congress on Monday saying that capable leaders are questioned there while citing Sachin Pilot, who was the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan until recently, as an example.

17 Jul 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Dalit couple assaulted in MP, six cops suspended, probe underway

An inhumane incident reported from Guna in Madhya Pradesh has led to the suspension of six police officers, and the transfer of District Collector and Superintendent of Police.

10 Jun 2020

Madhya Pradesh

In viral clip, Chouhan claims BJP toppled Kamal Nath's government

Months after Kamal Nath's government fell short of a majority, eventually losing Madhya Pradesh to BJP's Shivraj Singh Chouhan, a viral audio clip has hinted that the saffron party orchestrated Congress' ouster.

21 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

After MP CM Kamal Nath's resignation, rebel MLAs join BJP

After triggering the fall of the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, 22 rebel MLAs in the state joined the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

20 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Chief Minister Kamal Nath resigns before floor test

Congress leader Kamal Nath resigned as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, hours before his government was to take a floor test, ordered by the Supreme Court.

Kamal v/s Kamal Nath: Before floor test, Speaker accepts resignations

In what brings nothing but bad news for Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, Speaker NP Prajapati accepted the resignations of 16 MLAs, who have been putting up in Bengaluru since March 9, late on Thursday night.

19 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh crisis: Horse-trading, Governor's power discussed in Supreme Court

In what serves as a setback for the Madhya Pradesh government, the Supreme Court remarked today that a Governor can call for a floor test even when the Assembly is not in session.

18 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Congress wants floor test after by-polls, BJP opposes

During a hearing in the Supreme Court on the plea filed by BJP seeking a floor test in Madhya Pradesh immediately, Congress said the trust vote should be delayed till by-polls are held, a request that the saffron party opposed.

17 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh floor test: SC sends notice to Kamal Nath

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued a notice to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath in connection to the plea filed by the opposition BJP demanding a floor test. The matter will be heard tomorrow at 10:30 am.

17 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

MP: BJP's plea regarding floor test reaches SC, Congress confident

Both Congress, which is governing Madhya Pradesh for the last 15 months, and BJP, which ruled the state for 15 years before December 2018, are confident they have the numbers to run the Assembly.

16 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

MP Governor asks Kamal Nath to face floor test tomorrow

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon on Monday asked Chief Minister Kamal Nath to face a floor test in the state Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.

16 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Coronavirus: MP Assembly adjourned, BJP moves SC demanding floor test

In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, the Madhya Pradesh Assembly was adjourned till March 26 on Monday, the first day of the Budget session.

16 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Suspense over floor test continues, Speaker remains non-committal

The crisis in Madhya Pradesh is poised for another twist today as Speaker NP Prajapati hasn't given a confirmation on floor test, that would determine if Chief Minister Kamal Nath's government is in majority.

13 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Governor expels 6 rebel ministers amid government crisis

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon on Friday expelled six ministers from the state Cabinet upon the recommendation of Chief Minister Kamal Nath.

13 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

After he joins BJP, forgery case against Jyotiraditya Scindia re-opens

A forgery case, pertaining to the sale of 6,000 sq feet of land, was reopened against newly-inducted BJP member Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday, merely a day after he joined the saffron party severing his ties with the Congress.

11 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Political crisis in Madhya Pradesh deepens; Congress, BJP guard leaders

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh is facing its biggest crisis after 22 legislators, including six ministers, tendered their resignations.

06 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Congress MLA resigns, increases woes of CM Kamal Nath

Congress took a sigh of relief in Madhya Pradesh, thinking the worst was over as six MLAs, whom it claimed were "poached" by the BJP, returned home.

04 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

#OperationLotus: MLAs in hotel, Congress in Madhya Pradesh faces crisis

In what marks the beginning of "resort politics" in Madhya Pradesh, at least four MLAs of the Congress are sequestered at a hotel in Gurugram threatening the survival of Chief Minister Kamal Nath's government, that won the state in December 2018.

05 Oct 2019


Ex-Haryana Congress chief Ashok Tanwar resigns ahead of state polls

A month after he was removed as Haryana Congress chief, Ashok Tanwar announced his resignation from the party on Saturday.

17 Sep 2019

Madhya Pradesh

People wearing saffron commit rapes inside temples: Digvijaya Singh

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh is not new to controversies. Landing in headlines because of his words is something the senior Congress leader aces in.

16 Sep 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Shop sells milk and chicken together, BJP frowns

In Madhya Pradesh, a shop has become the latest reason why the ruling Congress and BJP-led Opposition are fighting.

05 Sep 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Cracks out in open, Scindia has message for Kamal Nath

Congress returned to power in Madhya Pradesh after a long wait of 15 years. The government, run by Kamal Nath, isn't even a year old, but its problems are rising with every passing day.

20 Aug 2019

Madhya Pradesh

MP CM's nephew, Ratul Puri, arrested for Rs. 354cr bank fraud

Ratul Puri, the nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a Rs. 354 crore bank fraud case, despite multiple attempts to evade arrest.

19 Aug 2019

Madhya Pradesh

MP CM's nephew, Ratul Puri, booked in Rs. 354cr fraud

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's nephew Ratul Puri for committing a Rs. 354 crore bank fraud, officials said yesterday.

25 Jul 2019

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Two BJP MLAs vote in favor of Congress Bill

In an interesting turn of events, two BJP MLAs, Sharad Kol, and Narayan Tripathi voted in favor of a Congress Bill in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday.

13 Jul 2019

Madhya Pradesh

As Anganwadis struggle, MP government spends money on ministers' bungalows

The Madhya Pradesh government, run by Congress leader Kamal Nath, has its priorities straight and Anganwadis don't make the cut.

27 May 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Congress v/s Congress in MP: Pressure on CM Kamal Nath

In December'18, Congress defeated BJP in Madhya Pradesh, albeit by a thin margin. The win made senior leader Kamal Nath the Chief Minister of the central state.

26 May 2019

Lok Sabha

Rahul Gandhi gets angry at Congress leaders for 'favoring sons'

Congress was decimated in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls. And according to party president Rahul Gandhi, one of the biggest reasons for this was the behavior of senior Congress leaders.

20 May 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Congress' government is in minority, BJP tells Governor

Merely six months after Congress formed a government in Madhya Pradesh and appointed Kamal Nath as the Chief Minister, the grand old party has run into trouble.

14 May 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Priyanka Gandhi makes fun of PM Modi over 'radar-cloud' comment

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a peculiar remark about Balakot strikes. In an interview, he said he approved the risky operation even after the weather turned bad.

13 May 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Digvijaya Singh didn't cast his vote. The reason is weird

It seems former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh didn't want to take any chances on Sunday, even if it meant giving up his democratic right.

09 Apr 2019


Will BJP choose hardliner Sadhvi Pragya to take on Digvijaya?

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is mulling all its options for the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat, which has been its bastion for almost three decades.

09 Apr 2019

Madhya Pradesh

After MP raids, I-T detects "well-organized" racket involving Rs. 281cr

A day after Income Tax officials raided residences of aides of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, the body said on Monday that it has detected "widespread" and "well-organized" racket involving Rs. 281 crore.

07 Apr 2019

Madhya Pradesh

I-T Department raids houses of Kamal Nath's aides: Details here

The house of Praveen Kakkar, who is the former private secretary of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, was raided by Income Tax officials on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.

23 Mar 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Congress fields Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal, BJP's bastion since 1989

Reportedly, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh will contest from Bhopal in the upcoming elections. Bhopal has been BJP's bastion since decades as the saffron party hasn't lost parliamentary polls from there since 1989.

25 Feb 2019

Madhya Pradesh

MP twins' kidnap-murder: Shivraj Singh Chouhan demands CBI probe

A day after two six-year-old twins were found dead in Madhya Pradesh, former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, after meeting the victims' family, has urged Chief Minister Kamal Nath to hand the case over to the CBI.

06 Feb 2019

Shivraj Singh Chouhan

3 booked under NSA for cow slaughter in Congress-governed MP

For the first time since Congress came to power in Madhya Pradesh, three people were booked under National Security Act (NSA), a strict law invoked for suspects who threaten nation's security, for cow slaughter on Tuesday.

21 Jan 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: After murders of BJP leaders, another one attacked

On Sunday, a BJP leader was attacked and robbed of valuables in Madhya Pradesh's Barwani area.

02 Jan 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Senior Congress leader, ex-MLA, Kalpana Parulekar dies at 67

Senior Congress leader and former MLA Dr Kalpana Parulekar died today at a private hospital in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, after a brief illness.

31 Dec 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Farmer touches district collector's feet, pleading for electricity connection

Recently, a video has gone viral on the Internet showing a farmer in Madhya Pradesh touching the feet of Shivpuri district collector and crying.

25 Dec 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: 28 MLAs take oath as ministers in Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath expanded his Cabinet today, with 28 MLAs, including two woman legislators, sworn in as ministers.

21 Dec 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Small home, big heart: Shivraj Singh Chouhan moves to new-residence

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan moved to a new, smaller house but he has said his heart is still the same.

17 Dec 2018

Madhya Pradesh

New CM Kamal Nath waives off farmers' loans in MP

Two hours after he was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Congress leader Kamal Nath, in his first move as CM, waived off loans of farmers in the state.

17 Dec 2018

Madhya Pradesh

MP CM Kamal Nath involved in anti-Sikh riots: Delhi BJP-leader

A Delhi BJP leader today sat on an indefinite hunger strike against Congress leader Kamal Nath, after he was nominated for the CM's post in Madhya Pradesh, alleging that Nath was involved in the anti-Sikh riots.

17 Dec 2018

1984 Anti Sikh Riots

#SajjanConvicted: Jaitley says Congress making another accused CM

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley welcomed the Delhi High Court judgment convicting Congress leader Sajjan Kumar for his involvement in 1984 anti-Sikh riots but also slammed the party for making another accused, Kamal Nath, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.

15 Dec 2018


RaGa meets top Congress leaders to select next Chhattisgarh CM

After selecting chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi held hectic parleys with top party leaders today to decide on the top post for Chhattisgarh.

14 Dec 2018

Madhya Pradesh

#MadhyaPradeshElections: After discussions, Indira's 'third' son Kamal Nath becomes CM

Two days after the nail-biting contest between Congress and BJP at assembly elections of Madhya Pradesh, the winning grand old party has picked Kamal Nath as the new Chief Minister of the central state.

13 Dec 2018


Kamal Nath's CM post done-deal, ambiguity over Rajasthan's top-post persists

After scooping three major states from Bharatiya Janata Party in the recently concluded Assembly Elections, the Congress high command has another Herculean task at hand: choosing Chief Ministers for Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

10 Dec 2018

Madhya Pradesh

In MP, Congress workers guard EVM-strongroom fearing tampering by BJP

Ahead of the crucial results of elections in five states, Congress workers in Madhya Pradesh have taken it upon themselves to guard EVM strongroom in Vidisha.

28 Nov 2018

Madhya Pradesh

#MPPolls: 745 EVMs, VVPAT machines replaced; Cong complains to CEC

As many as 745 EVMs and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were replaced today in Madhya Pradesh, where voting for the Assembly elections is underway, a senior poll official said.

03 Nov 2018

Madhya Pradesh

MP: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's brother-in-law joins Congress

In a major jolt to the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, the brother-in-law of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Sanjay Singh, joined Congress on Saturday.

29 Oct 2018

Madhya Pradesh

'Shiv Bhakt' RaGa visits Mahakaleshwar Temple; begins two-day MP tour

Congress President Rahul Gandhi began his two-day tour of the politically significant Malwa-Nimar region in the poll-bound Madhya Pradesh today by offering prayers at the famous Mahakaleshwar Temple.

20 Oct 2018


Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls: Congress likely to repeat 42 MLAs

While the ruling BJP is thinking of not giving tickets to 70-80 of its sitting MLAs for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, the opposition Congress is almost ready to re-nominate 42 out of its 57 legislators.

12 Oct 2018

Madhya Pradesh

SC dismisses Congress leaders' pleas demanding voters' list in text-format

Supreme Court today dismissed two separate petitions of senior Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot seeking directions to Election Commission to provide draft voters' list in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in text format.

27 Sep 2018

Madhya Pradesh

#VyapamScam: FIR ordered against Digvijay Singh, Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia

A court in Bhopal has directed police to register an FIR against senior Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, Kamal Nath, and Jyotiraditya Scindia, and an RTI activist on charges of "fabricating evidence" in the Vyapam scam case.

27 Sep 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Rahul Gandhi begins two-day MP trip offering prayers at temple

Congress President Rahul Gandhi began a two-day visit to poll-bound Madhya Pradesh today with prayers at the famous Kamta Nath temple in Satna district's Chitrakoot.

Not practising 'soft' Hindutva, will build Ram Path: Digvijaya Singh

In what can be construed as another example of Congress shifting gears, Digvijaya Singh said if his party is voted to power in Madhya Pradesh, the party will construct 'Ram Path', a mythical route which Lord Ram took, during his 14-year old exile.

05 Sep 2018


#CowPolitics: Kamal Nath promises gaushalas in MP-villages, if Congress wins

That cow has taken centerstage in Indian politics has been confirmed again with the statements of Madhya Pradesh Congress chief, Kamal Nath.

23 Aug 2018

Madhya Pradesh

SC seeks EC's response on duplicate-voters issue in MP, Rajasthan

The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Election Commission of India on pleas of Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot alleging duplication of voters in the voters' list in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

12 Aug 2018

Madhya Pradesh

'Faceless' Congress will be wiped out of MP: BJP leader

The Congress is a "faceless, senseless and baseless" party that has no public leader and will be wiped out of Madhya Pradesh in the upcoming Assembly polls, former BJP state president Prabhat Jha said.

09 Jun 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Congress's fake voters claim gets busted by EC

Days after Congress alleged there were over 60 lakh fake voters in Madhya Pradesh, the Election Commission said there was no truth in the claims.

04 Jun 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: 60 lakh registered voters are fake, alleges Congress

Congress leaders of Madhya Pradesh have approached the Election Commission demanding probe in electoral rolls, alleging 12% of the state's 50 million voters are fake.

03 May 2018

Madhya Pradesh

BJP President Amit Shah to address party-workers in MP tomorrow

BJP President Amit Shah will arrive in Bhopal tomorrow to address the party workers in Madhya Pradesh where the Assembly polls are due later this year.

27 Sep 2017

Digvijaya Singh

MP: Jyotiraditya makes the cut as Congress' chief ministerial candidate

Marking a generational shift in Madhya Pradesh's Congress politics, Jyotiraditya Scindia, 46, has emerged as the chief ministerial candidate.

11 May 2017

Madhya Pradesh

Jyotiraditya Scindia to become leader of Congress in Lok Sabha

Attempting to recover from a glaring losses from the recent state assembly polls, the Indian National Congress has been rethinking its strategy.