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Congress leader Kamal Nath would induct 20 ministers into his cabinet over a week after he took over as the Madhya Pradesh chief minister.(PTI)

CM Kamal Nath to induct 20 ministers in Madhya Pradesh cabinet today

UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 12:01 AM IST
The names of the ministers have been finalised keeping in view regional and caste equations as well as national polls due next year, Congress leaders said.
In a major reshuffle in Madhya Pradesh’s administrative services, newly-appointed chief minister Kamal Nath shifted 42 officers, 23 of whom were district magistrates.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
In a major reshuffle in Madhya Pradesh’s administrative services, newly-appointed chief minister Kamal Nath shifted 42 officers, 23 of whom were district magistrates.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

42 officers, including 23 district magistrates, transferred in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2018 07:55 PM IST
According to the list which was released late on Thursday, Bharat Yadav has been appointed district magistrate for Gwalior, Deepak Arya for Balaghat, Ganesh Shankar Mishra for Sehore, Bhaskar Lakshkar for Guna and Chhote Lal Singh for Bhind.
On Monday, Kamal Nath through an order waived outstanding short-term crop loans of farmers up to Rs 2 lakh per head.(PTI)
On Monday, Kamal Nath through an order waived outstanding short-term crop loans of farmers up to Rs 2 lakh per head.(PTI)

Govt staff, income tax payees not eligible for farm loans waiver in Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 07:41 AM IST
Government employees, public representatives from panch-sarpanch to MP and income tax payees cannot avail the crop loan waiver scheme announced by chief minister Kamal Nath on Monday in his first decision after assuming office, officials said.
The e-tendering scam was an election issue for the Congress.(PTI)
The e-tendering scam was an election issue for the Congress.(PTI)

Hard disks seized in Madhya Pradesh e-tendering row, clerk test on radar

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Punya Priya Mitra and Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 07:42 AM IST
A day after Kamal Nath took over as Madhya Pradesh chief minister, the police informed the state government on Tuesday that the Centre’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has seized 11 hard disks related to the e-tendering scam.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath signs on the files for farm loan waiver(ANI Photo)
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath signs on the files for farm loan waiver(ANI Photo)

‘1 done. 2 to go’: Rahul Gandhi on Kamal Nath waiving farm loans in MP

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 05:33 PM IST
Earlier on Monday, Kamal Nath took the oath as Madhya Pradesh chief minister in the presence of top Congress and opposition leaders who flew to Bhopal from Jaipur where they had watched Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot take charge as Rajasthan chief minister and deputy chief minister respectively.
There was, however, no reason cited for Mamata Banerjee not going to Bhopal for Kamal Nath’s swearing-in ceremony on Monday, an official of the Chief Minister’s Office said.(AFP/File Photo)
There was, however, no reason cited for Mamata Banerjee not going to Bhopal for Kamal Nath’s swearing-in ceremony on Monday, an official of the Chief Minister’s Office said.(AFP/File Photo)

Mamata Banerjee not to attend swearing-in ceremony of Kamal Nath as Madhya Pradesh chief minister

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 10:46 AM IST
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will not attend the swearing-in ceremony of Congress leader Kamal Nath as Madhya Pradesh CM, official sources said. Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi will be representing the party at the event.
Madhya Pradesh chief minister-designate Kamal Nath raised suspicion on EVMs.(PTI/File Photo)
Madhya Pradesh chief minister-designate Kamal Nath raised suspicion on EVMs.(PTI/File Photo)

Post poor show in MP’s Vindhya, Congress to conduct ‘forensic examination’ of voting pattern

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 05:00 PM IST
The Congress will get experts to conduct a forensic examination of the voting pattern in Madhya Pradesh’s Vindhya region, from where it won just six out of 30 seats in the recently concluded assembly polls, as it has “suspicion” on EVMs used there.
Kamal Nath, a nine-time MP from Chhindwara seat and currently president of the state Congress unit, will take oath at a grand function to be held at Jamboree Maidan in BHEL area in Bhopal.(PTI)
Kamal Nath, a nine-time MP from Chhindwara seat and currently president of the state Congress unit, will take oath at a grand function to be held at Jamboree Maidan in BHEL area in Bhopal.(PTI)

Mamata Banerjee, Chandrababu Naidu, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav invited for Kamal Nath swearing-in

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 06:10 PM IST
The Congress has invited leaders from across the political spectrum for the swearing-in ceremony of party stalwart Kamal Nath taking charge as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 17.
Thousands of Congress supporters participate in a rally to celebrate Congress' victory in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh Assembly Elections, at Esplanade, in Kolkata on December 12.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Thousands of Congress supporters participate in a rally to celebrate Congress' victory in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh Assembly Elections, at Esplanade, in Kolkata on December 12.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)

94 MLAs with criminal cases, 187 multi-millionaires in new MP assembly: ADR

Bhopal | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 11:30 PM IST
The Congress, which won the Assembly polls, leads the list with 56 MLAs having criminal antecedents, followed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with 34 while the Bahujan Samaj Party has two such lawmakers.
Congress leader Kamal Nath meets Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel who invited him to form the new government in the state at Raj Bhawan in Bhopal on Friday.(PTI)
Congress leader Kamal Nath meets Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel who invited him to form the new government in the state at Raj Bhawan in Bhopal on Friday.(PTI)

Will deliver farm loan waivers, it was not a jumla: Kamal Nath

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Harinder Baweja
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 10:48 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh chief minister-designate Kamal Nath plans to deliver on the Congress’ election promise to waive loans for farmers within ten days of taking office.
Bhopal, India - Dec. 12, 2018: Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addressing a press conference at state BJP office after his resignation in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. (Photo by Mujeeb Faruqui/Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
Bhopal, India - Dec. 12, 2018: Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addressing a press conference at state BJP office after his resignation in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. (Photo by Mujeeb Faruqui/Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

Will live and die in Madhya Pradesh, says outgoing CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 07:54 AM IST
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who was ruling the state since 2005, said he will not move to the Centre following the BJP’s loss in Madhya Pradesh, which it was ruling since 2003.
Assembly elections 2018: Congress party supporters hold a cut-out of party President Rahul Gandhi and celebrate outside the party headquarters in New Delhi.(AP)
Assembly elections 2018: Congress party supporters hold a cut-out of party President Rahul Gandhi and celebrate outside the party headquarters in New Delhi.(AP)

Assembly elections 2018: NOTA was the spoiler for BJP in 13 Madhya Pradesh seats

New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 09:22 AM IST
Assembly elections 2018: Early trends safely established how the final seat tally would be in Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Rajasthan and Mizoram.
Outgoing chief minister Shivraj Singh chouhan addressing press conference at state BJP office in Bhopal.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Outgoing chief minister Shivraj Singh chouhan addressing press conference at state BJP office in Bhopal.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly election results 2018: ‘Couldn’t get desired result, I’m responsible for defeat’, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 10:06 AM IST
“I decided that we don’t have the numbers so we shouldn’t try to make the government. I called Kamal Nath to congratulate him and wished him all the best,” said Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who was the chief minister for 13 years.
Congress state president Kamal Nath (R), party leader and MP Jyotiraditya Scindia (L) during the release of Madhya Pradesh assembly election manifesto, at PCC headquarters in Bhopal on November 10.(PTI File Photo)
Congress state president Kamal Nath (R), party leader and MP Jyotiraditya Scindia (L) during the release of Madhya Pradesh assembly election manifesto, at PCC headquarters in Bhopal on November 10.(PTI File Photo)

Suspense over next MP chief minister; new Congress MLAs say Rahul Gandhi to decide

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 07:14 PM IST
The two names that the party leadership is believed to be deciding between are that of Kamal Nath and State Congress campaign committee chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath addressing party workers in Jabalpur on Friday.(HT photo)
Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath addressing party workers in Jabalpur on Friday.(HT photo)

Armed with BSP and SP support, Congress stakes claim in MP; Chouhan quits

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 02:04 PM IST
Accepting BJP’s defeat, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan submitted his resignation to the Governor.
New Delhi, India - Dec. 11, 2018: Congress supporters celebrate party's victory in assembly election outside AICC HQ in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma / Hindustan Times)(Sanjeev Verma /HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Dec. 11, 2018: Congress supporters celebrate party's victory in assembly election outside AICC HQ in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma / Hindustan Times)(Sanjeev Verma /HT PHOTO)

Acche din to fax machine: Opposition’s dig at BJP after election setback

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 12:43 PM IST
Putting its best electoral performance in years, the Congress wrested Chhattisgarh from the BJP, drew ahead to a majority in Rajasthan and after a neck to neck contest in Madhya Pradesh, edged ahead to form the government in the central state.
About 90% of the rural constituency in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh and 70% in Rajasthan are agricultural(HT File Photo)
About 90% of the rural constituency in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh and 70% in Rajasthan are agricultural(HT File Photo)

BJP strike rate drops in both rural, urban areas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neelanjan Sircar
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 01:30 PM IST
Will 2019 mirror 2018? It depends. To the extent that disenchantment with the BJP is driven by local factors, it should do little to diminish the aura of Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Madhya Pradesh asembly election results 2018: Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath late on Tuesday night staked claimed to form government in the state, in a letter to governor Anandiben Patel.(Sanjeev Verma /HT PHOTO)
Madhya Pradesh asembly election results 2018: Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath late on Tuesday night staked claimed to form government in the state, in a letter to governor Anandiben Patel.(Sanjeev Verma /HT PHOTO)

Madhya Pradesh assembly election results 2018: Congress stakes claim to form government in Madhya Pradesh, writes to governor

UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 07:04 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh asembly election results 2018: Kamal Nath said in his letter that the Congress has “emerged the single largest party with majority support” and that “all the independents have in addition assured support to the Congress party.”
Jabalpur: Congress workers waves the party flag to celebrate the party's performance in Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, in Jabalpur, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Jabalpur: Congress workers waves the party flag to celebrate the party's performance in Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, in Jabalpur, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

Madhya Pradesh election results 2018: MP cliffhanger ends with Congress just two short of majority

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 08:58 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh election Results 2018: With neither the Congress or the BJP getting a majority in the state at 116 seats, smaller parties and Independents will play a crucial role in deciding who forms the next government in the state, ruled by the BJP for the last 15 years.
Madhya Pradesh election result: Congress supporters celebrate at the party headquarters in Bhopal.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Madhya Pradesh election result: Congress supporters celebrate at the party headquarters in Bhopal.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Madhya Pradesh election result 2018: BJP wins in epicentre of farmers’ unrest

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 08:21 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh election result 2018: The farmers’ agitation that rocked Mandsaur in MP in June 2017 claimed the lives of six farmers. The BJP candidate from Malhargarh has won, and as of 5 pm on Tuesday, the party candidate from Mandsaur is leading by more than 10,000 votes.
Madhya Pradesh election results 2018: Congress leader Kamal Nath on Tuesday said his party will form a government in Madhya Pradesh with a “full majority” in the 230-member Assembly.(HT photo)
Madhya Pradesh election results 2018: Congress leader Kamal Nath on Tuesday said his party will form a government in Madhya Pradesh with a “full majority” in the 230-member Assembly.(HT photo)

Madhya Pradesh election results 2018:Will get ‘full majority’, claims Congress’ Kamal Nath

Bhopal | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2018 04:29 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh election results 2018: According to Election Commission figures, the Congress was leading in 113 seats and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has ruled Madhya Pradesh for 15 years, in 106 seats even as officials counted millions of votes.
Counting of votes for the Assembly elections in progress at a counting centre in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.(PTI)
Counting of votes for the Assembly elections in progress at a counting centre in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.(PTI)

Madhya Pradesh election results 2018 highlights: BJP’s Chetan Kashyap wins from Ratlam city

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 03:42 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Election Results 2018 Highlights: The elections to the five states of Rajasthan, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram are being touted as the semi-final to the Lok Sabha polls 2019
Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes, at North TT Nagar, in Bhopal, India, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes, at North TT Nagar, in Bhopal, India, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Madhya Pradesh election results 2018: Counting of votes begins

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 09:48 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh election results 2018: Shivraj Chouhan of BJP is attempting a fourth term in office, while Congress expects to return to power after a 15-year gap.
Madhya Pradesh election results 2018: Exit polls in the state have predicted a neck-and-neck fight between the BJP, which is targeting a fourth straight term in power, and the Congress, which is attempting to wrest power after 15 years.(HT File Photo)
Madhya Pradesh election results 2018: Exit polls in the state have predicted a neck-and-neck fight between the BJP, which is targeting a fourth straight term in power, and the Congress, which is attempting to wrest power after 15 years.(HT File Photo)

Madhya Pradesh election results 2018: BJP, Congress both confident of win as state stares at photo finish

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 06:57 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh election results 2018: Exit polls in the state have predicted a neck-and-neck fight between the BJP, which is targeting a fourth straight term in power, and the Congress, which is attempting to wrest power after 15 years.

Madhya Pradesh election results Highlights: Rahul Gandhi likely to decide on next Madhya Pradesh CM tomorrow

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 11:59 AM IST

The much awaited results for the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections were declared on Tuesday, along with those of Rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram. Counting of votes for the November 28 elections began at 8am. The lections to the five states are being touted as the semi-final to the Lok Sabha polls 2019, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will seek re-election. For full coverage on assembly elections, click hereExit polls had predicted an edge-of-the-seat thriller in Madhya Pradesh, with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress locked in a neck-and-neck race. And it just turned out to be true, with both the parties in a tight race to the 116-majority mark.Click here for live updates on assembly poll resultsWatch Video: BSP will support Congress in Madhya Pradesh ‘to keep BJP out’: Mayawati  Battling anti-incumbency of 15 years, incumbent chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan hopes to retain power for the fourth time in a row. The Congress on the other hand, is banking on the triple anti-incumbency faced by the BJP government and hopes to storm back to power in the state which was once its bastion. In the 2013 election, the BJP had bagged 165 seats while the Congress had come a distant second with 58 seats in its kitty.For full coverage on Madhya Pradesh assembly elections, click hereMadhya Pradesh had registered a voter turnout of around 75% in the November 28 assembly polls. Check highlights here:

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan campaigns in support of BJP candidate Rameshwar Sharma, in Bhopal on Nov 26.(PTI Photo)
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan campaigns in support of BJP candidate Rameshwar Sharma, in Bhopal on Nov 26.(PTI Photo)

MP Assembly polls: Counting of votes to begin at 8 AM; CEO says all arrangements in place

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 01:06 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer V L Kantha Rao told reporters that counting would begin at 8 AM with the postal ballots at 51 centres across the state.
Preparations in full swing at the counting centre at Old Central Jail, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on December 10.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Preparations in full swing at the counting centre at Old Central Jail, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on December 10.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: A dozen septuagenarians to know fate on Tuesday

Indore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 08:09 AM IST
Prominent among these are health minister Rustam Singh (73) from Morena and finance minister Jayant Malaiya (71) from his traditional Damoh constituency.
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan campaigns in support of BJP candidate Rameshwar Sharma, in Bhopal on Nov 26.(PTI Photo)
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan campaigns in support of BJP candidate Rameshwar Sharma, in Bhopal on Nov 26.(PTI Photo)

With Madhya Pradesh race tight, both BJP and Congress have Plan B

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 11:19 AM IST
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has dismissed exit polls and said the BJP could cross 200 seats. “We will romp home,” he said earlier this month.
Congress state unit chief Kamal Nath(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
Congress state unit chief Kamal Nath(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Cong will win more than 140 seats, says Kamal Nath

Bhopal | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 07:54 PM IST
A day ahead of Madhya Pradesh assembly poll results, Congress state unit chief Kamal Nath expressed confidence over winning more than 140 seats.
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