Updated: November 1, 2020 11:56:44 am
The marketing campaign for Assembly bypolls in Madhya Pradesh grew to become extra acrimonious on Saturday with BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia claiming that Congress chief Kamal Nath used the epithet “canine” for him.
The Congress denied the allegation, saying that Nath by no means used the phrase.
“Kamal Nath got here right here and known as me a canine. Yes, Kamal Nath, I’m a canine and the general public is my proprietor. Yes, I’m a canine as a result of the canine protects his proprietor,” Scindia mentioned at a rally at Sadora, about 20 km from right here.
#WATCH: Kamal Nath ji calls me a canine, sure I’m a canine as a result of I’m a servant of the individuals… as a result of a canine protects its proprietor and if somebody brings corrupt and ill-intended insurance policies then this canine will assault that individual: BJP chief Jyotiraditya Scindia #MadhyaPradesh pic.twitter.com/UyY4xQHdZl
— ANI (@ANI) October 31, 2020
A video of the speech went viral on social media.
Nath’s media coordinator Narendra Saluja informed PTI that the previous chief minister by no means used such a phrase for Scindia or every other chief.
“Kamal Nath by no means used this phrase for anyone in his speeches,” Saluja mentioned.
Nath had courted controversy lately when he termed minister and BJP candidate Imarti Devi as “merchandise”. On Friday, the Election Commission revoked his “star campaigner” standing for repeated violations of the mannequin code.
Scindia give up the Congress in March with 22 MLAs loyal to him, which introduced down the Nath-led authorities within the state.
Bypolls to a complete of 28 seats within the state might be held on November 3.
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