Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan flags of digital election marketing campaign autos for bypolls within the state, in Bhopal, on October 13, 2020. (PTI Photo)
Addressing a ballot assembly in Dabra, the place the Congress is up in opposition to Imarti Devi of the BJP, Kamal Nath stated his get together candidate was a “simple person” in contrast to his opponent who’s an “item”.
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A video of senior Congress chief Kamal Nath utilizing the phrase ‘item’ reportedly for a former girl colleague who converted to the BJP has created a furore amid campaigning for bypolls scheduled for November three in 28 Madhya Pradesh Assembly seats.
Addressing a ballot assembly in Dabra, the place the Congress is up in opposition to Imarti Devi of the BJP, Nath stated his get together candidate was a “simple person” in contrast to his opponent who’s an “item”.
“Why should I take the name (of the opposing candidate)? You all know that person better than me. What an item,” Nath stated amid cheers from the group which saved shouting “Imarti Devi” because the remarks had been being made.
Hitting again, MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan took to Twitter to say, “Imarti Devi is the daughter of a poor farmer who rose to become a public servant after starting off as a village labourer. Calling a woman ‘item’, the Congress and its and leadership have revealed their feudal mindset.”
Chouhan added that he would observe a ‘silent protest’ for 2 hours from 10 am to midday on Monday in protest in opposition to Nath’s remarks.
Later, a BJP delegation met Election Commission officers in Bhopal and complained in opposition to Nath for “insulting women and Dalits”.
Devi and 21 different MLAs loyal to Jyotiraditya Scindia had resigned from the Congress and the state Assembly and joined the BJP in March, within the course of bringing down the Nath authorities. Counting of votes of the bypolls might be held on November 10.