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 Picture)
Addressing a ballot assembly in Dabra, the place the Congress is up towards Imarti Devi of the BJP, Kamal Nath stated his occasion candidate was a “easy individual” not like his opponent who’s an “merchandise”.
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A video of senior Congress chief Kamal Nath utilizing the phrase ‘merchandise’ reportedly for a former lady colleague who converted to the BJP has created a furore amid campaigning for bypolls scheduled for November three in 28 Madhya Pradesh Meeting seats.
Addressing a ballot assembly in Dabra, the place the Congress is up towards Imarti Devi of the BJP, Nath stated his occasion candidate 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,” Nath stated amid cheers from the gang which saved shouting “Imarti Devi” because the remarks have 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 grow to be a public servant after beginning off as a village labourer. Calling a lady ‘merchandise’, the Congress and its and management 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 towards Nath’s remarks.
Later, a BJP delegation met Election Fee officers in Bhopal and complained towards Nath for “insulting ladies and Dalits”.
Devi and 21 different MLAs loyal to Jyotiraditya Scindia had resigned from the Congress and the state Meeting and joined the BJP in March, within the course of bringing down the Nath authorities. Counting of votes of the bypolls can be held on November 10.