It is to be mentioned that the decision for the chief ministerial post has been taken after several rounds of meetings over the past 36 hours to bring Sachin Pilot, 41, on board. Rahul Gandhi's sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joined one of the meetings.

Veteran Congress leader Kamal Nath will be sworn-in as a Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh at a ceremony hre on December 17. The announcement was made by the 72-year-old himself, outside the Raj Bhavan here as he came out after meeting Governor Anandiben Patel.

Pilot had in evening appealed the party workers to maintain peace and said that he would welcome any decision taken by the party chief.

Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who is the Congress observer for the meeting of the newly-elected legislators, said that there is a procedure which the party always follows for such elections.