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.

BJP leader's minor son casts vote in Bhopal, sparks row 

A video allegedly showing a minor casting a vote during the Lok Sabha election in Berasia, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh has ignited controversy.

30 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

With ₹5785 crore assets, TDP candidate stirs poll attention 

P Chandra Sekhar, the Telugu Desam Party's (TDP) candidate for the Guntur Lok Sabha seat, has stirred up the current electoral race with his family asset declaration.

19 Apr 2024

Madhya Pradesh

'Feeling suffocated': BJP leader asks people to vote for Congress 

Vikram Ahake, the mayor of Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh, has made an unexpected appeal to his constituents.

19 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Lok Sabha Election 2024: Top contests in phase 1 

The much-awaited 2024 Lok Sabha elections began on Friday with voting for the first phase of the seven-phase polls.

18 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Polling kicks off for first phase of Lok Sabha elections

Polling for the first phase of the high-stakes Lok Sabha elections began at 7:00am on Friday.

10 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Lok Sabha election phase 1: Who are 5 richest candidates? 

Nakul Nath, the son of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, is the richest candidate contesting in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections, according to an analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

08 Apr 2024

Rahul Gandhi

MP: BJP minister's picture figures on banner at Rahul's rally

A banner put up at the venue in Mandla, Madhya Pradesh for Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's rally on Monday mistakenly showcased the image of Bharatiya Janata Party candidate and Union Minister Faggan Singh Kulaste.

02 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

BJP playing 'game of deceit': Nath after aides quit Congress

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of engaging in a "game of lies, deceit, and bargaining."

12 Mar 2024

Congress Party

Lok Sabha elections: Congress releases 2nd list with 43 candidates 

The Congress on Tuesday unveiled its second list of 43 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.

23 Feb 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Kamal Nath dispels BJP switch rumors, calls Rahul 'our leader'

Veteran Congress leader Kamal Nath has finally put an end to rumors of him joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

20 Feb 2024

Jitendra Singh

Congress to hold MLAs' meeting amid Kamal Nath-BJP rumors

Amid speculations of Kamal Nath's likely move to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress General Secretary Jitendra Singh reached Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, on Tuesday.

18 Feb 2024

Congress Party

Didn't speak to anyone: Kamal Nath on BJP switch rumors

Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath clarified on Sunday that he had not spoken to anyone after rumor mills suggested that he could join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

MP: Speculation rife on Kamal Nath, son joining BJP

Months after being removed as the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee chief, speculations are rife that senior Congress leader Kamal Nath is going to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

14 Feb 2024

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi files nomination for Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi filed her nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections from Rajasthan on Wednesday.

05 Dec 2023

Madhya Pradesh

Kamal Nath likely to resign as MP Congress chief: Report

Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath is likely to meet party chief Mallikarjun Kharge soon and tender his resignation from the post, reports said on Tuesday.

Congress leaders snubbed poll-strategist Kanugolu in Rajasthan, MP? Here's truth

Poll strategist Sunil Kanugolu—credited for the Congress's Telangana win—has reportedly been snubbed by senior party leaders in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

17 Oct 2023

Congress Party

MP: Congress promises Rs. 25L health cover, reservation, IPL team

The Congress on Tuesday unveiled its manifesto for Madhya Pradesh's upcoming assembly elections, featuring a variety of benefits for the voters.

14 Oct 2023

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

MP: CM Chouhan spars with Priyanka, Nath on welfare schemes

As the election season gains momentum in Madhya Pradesh, a verbal spat erupted between Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Kamal Nath and the state's Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, over the execution of public welfare schemes.

INDIA bloc faces huge setback in Bengal, Kerala: Here's why 

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPIM) has decided to "maintain distance" from both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal, NDTV reported.

13 Aug 2023

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

MP: Priyanka Gandhi booked for accusing BJP government of corruption

The Madhya Pradesh Police has booked senior Congress leaders, including its General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, for posts on X (formerly Twitter), accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state of corruption, PTI reported.

29 Jul 2023

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: 2 arrested for allegedly raping, assaulting 12-year-old girl

In a horrifying incident in Madhya Pradesh, a 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped, bitten multiple times, and brutalized by two men working for the trust managing a renowned temple in Maihar town of the Satna district.

01 Jul 2023

Madhya Pradesh

MP polls: Scindia faces heat with Congress eyeing 2023 payback

With the much-anticipated polls in Madhya Pradesh around the corner, top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jyotiraditya Scindia is under a lot of pressure, suggested a report by The Indian Express.

15 Jun 2023

Congress Party

MP polls: Baijnath Singh heads to Congress in 400-car convoy

A reported 400-car convoy from Shivpuri to Bhopal marked the return of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Baijnath Singh Yadav to the Congress on Wednesday.

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.