Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath right this moment tried to clarify his “merchandise” jibe for former social gathering colleague Imarti Devi, as his arch-rival and successor Shivraj Chauhan held a quick in protest and wrote to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. Shivraj Chouhan, Mr Nath stated, “is searching for excuses”. “Kamal Nath does not insult anybody, he’ll solely expose you with fact,” the previous Chief Minister stated.
“I stated one thing, it wasn’t to insult anybody,” Mr Nath stated. “I simply did not keep in mind the (individual’s) title… this record (in his hand) says merchandise no.1, merchandise no.2. Is that this an insult?” he stated.
Mr Nath had stepped into controversy yesterday whereas campaigning for the social gathering candidate in Dabra, the place the BJP is being represented by Imarti Devi.
The Congress candidate, Mr Nath stated, was a “easy individual” not like his opponent who’s an “merchandise”.
“Why ought to I take the title (of the opposing candidate)? You all know that individual higher than me. What an merchandise,” Mr Nath stated as the group responded, chanting the title of Imarti Devi.
The BJP candidate, who had stop the Congress in March together with the loyalists, hit again, saying it was not her fault that she was a Dalit who got here from a poor household.
“I wish to enchantment to Sonia Gandhi, who can also be a mom, to not maintain such folks in her social gathering. If such phrases will likely be used for girls then how can any lady transfer ahead?” she advised information company ANI.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan instantly picked up on the problem, saying the remark displayed the “feudal mindset” of the Congress.
As we speak, Mr Chouhan, state dwelling minister Narottam Mishra, Jyotiraditya Scindia and different social gathering leaders sat on a silent quick. In a letter to Sonia Gandhi, Mr Chouhan has additionally demanded Kamal Nath’s fast removing from all social gathering posts.