Kamal Nath Sworn in as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, waive off farmers’ loans

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Congress leader Kamal Nath was sworn in as the 18th chief minister of Madhya Pradesh on Monday.

Governor Anandiben Patel administered the oath of office to Nath in Bhopal.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, AICC general secretary Mallikarjun Kharge, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, his deputy Sachin Pilot, Jyotiraditya Scindia, former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu attended the event.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav, DMK’s MK Stalin, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and Kamal Nath’s predecessor and former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan were also present.

Immediately after assuming office, Chief minister Kamal Nath waived off farmers’ loans up to Rs 2 lakhs.