Jitu Patwari is the new chief of Madhya Pradesh Congress, Kamal Nath eased out

The development comes days after the Congress, led by Kamal Nath, failed to replace the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh

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The Congress replaced Kamal Nath as the party's Madhya Pradesh unit chief on Saturday and appointed Jitu Patwari in his place.

"The Congress president has appointed Shri Jitu Patwari as the president of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee, with immediate effect," an official communication from the party said.

"The party appreciates the contributions of outgoing PCC president, Shri Kamal Nath," it added.

"The Congress president has also approved the proposal of the appointment of Shri Umang Singhar as the CLP leader and Shri Hemant Katare as the deputy leader of Madhya Pradesh," the statement said.

The development comes days after the Congress, led by Kamal Nath, failed to replace the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh despite 18 years of anti-incumbency.

Sources said Nath was asked to tender his resignation soon after the poll results were out.

Nath met party chief Mallikarjun Kharge and tendered his resignation thereafter.

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