Political bombshell: Kamal Nath eyes BJP, leaving Congress quaking


In what could be termed as a seismic shift in Indian politics, the air is thick with speculation that Kamal Nath, a stalwart of the Congress party, is contemplating a groundbreaking switch to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). This buzz has sent shockwaves through the corridors of power, marking a potential fresh jolt to the Congress ahead of the crucial national elections. Sources close to Nath have whispered to NDTV about his growing disillusionment with the party, a revelation that has the political circles in a frenzy.

The former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister’s sudden arrival in Delhi has added fuel to the fire of rumors. Despite not having met with BJP heavyweights Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, the welcome mat has been rolled out by BJP state leaders, signaling a warm reception should he decide to cross over. Nath’s stronghold, Chhindwara, a constituency he has represented nine times, is reportedly buzzing with constituents pushing for his switch to ensure accelerated development.

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Adding layers to the speculation is Kamal Nath’s son, Nakul Nath, whose social media activities have fanned the flames of crossover buzz. Although it was rumored that ‘Congress’ was removed from his bio, sources clarify that the party’s name was never mentioned. Yet, the very notion has set tongues wagging about a father-son duo making a historic party switch.

Sensational Shakeup: Kamal Nath's Potential Leap to BJP Sparks Political Earthquake

Sensational Shakeup: Kamal Nath’s Potential Leap to BJP Sparks Political Earthquake. Photo courtesy of Government of India/Wikimedia Commons.

As the BJP holds a pivotal two-day national council attended by the crème de la crème of its leadership, Kamal Nath’s discontent with his current party becomes more pronounced. He reminisces about a Congress vastly different from the one he joined five decades ago, lamenting its current trajectory under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi and other senior figures.

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Despite the swirling rumors, the Congress has been quick to deny any possibility of Nath’s departure. Echoing the sentimental words of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who once called Nath her “third son,” the party clings to the hope that such deep-rooted loyalty will withstand the political storm. Yet, the potential shift of Kamal Nath to the BJP could deal a devastating blow to the Congress, especially in Madhya Pradesh, a state already teetering in favor of the BJP.

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Kamal Nath’s possible defection to the BJP could not only redefine his political legacy but also significantly alter the electoral landscape of Madhya Pradesh and beyond. As the Congress grapples with high-profile exits, the departure of one of its most seasoned leaders could very well be the straw that breaks the camel’s back, setting the stage for a BJP dominance in the forthcoming national elections.

This potential political realignment is a testament to the ever-evolving nature of Indian politics, where allegiances are tested, and the quest for development and governance often leads to unexpected alliances.

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