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Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath has resigned as the Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly. Congress president Sonia Gandhi has also accepted Nath's resignation, according to reports.

Dr Govind Singh, a senior Congress leader and MLA from Lahar constituency in Madhya Pradesh, has been appointed as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party, and therefore the Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly.

In a letter dated 28 April, Congress general secretary KC Venugopal wrote to Nath saying, "This is to inform you that Hon'ble Congress President has accepted your resignation from the post of Leader, Congress Legislature Party, Madhya Pradesh with immediate effect. The party wholeheartedly appreciates your contribution as the CLP Leader, Madhya Pradesh."

"Hon'ble Congress President has also approved the proposal to appoint Dr Govind Singh as the Leader of Congress Legislature Party, Madhya Pradesh," Venugopal said.

The Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls is scheduled to be held towards the end of next year.

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