Cong engaged in damage control to prevent mass exodus

Bhopal: The potential move of veteran leader Kamal Nath switching over the BJP has prompted the Congress in Madhya Pradesh to engage in damage control efforts. Party leaders, including Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Jitu Patwari and Leader of Opposition Umang Singhar, are personally reaching out to MLAs to prevent a mass exodus ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Sources reveal that the focus is on individuals closely associated with Kamal Nath and his son Nakul Nath, with the aim of addressing their concerns and preventing defections. Key figures such as former ministers Sajjan Singh Verma and Sukhdev Panse, as well as several MLAs, are currently in Delhi with Nath.

While former minister Sajjan Singh Verma clarified that Kamal Nath has not yet decided to join the BJP, he emphasized the importance of pride, respect, and self-respect in politics.

Verma said, “Only three things matter in politics — Maan (pride), Samman (respect) and Swabhimaan (self-respect). When these are hurt, a leader is bound to take major decisions. As of now, Kamal Nath ji hasn’t decided to join BJP. Whatever is doing the rounds is pure speculation. If a towering leader who has dedicated over 40 years of his life to the Congress doesn’t get the respect he deserves, he is bound to take major decisions. I have been his follower for four decades and will follow him.”

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