October 18, 2020 7:46:36 pm
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 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 celebration candidate was a “easy particular person” in contrast to his opponent who’s an “merchandise”.
“Why ought to I take the identify (of the opposing candidate)? You all know that particular person 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 change into a public servant after beginning off as a village labourer.
By referring to a girl as “merchandise”, the Congress and its and management have revealed its “feudal mindset”, Chouhan tweeted additional. Later, a BJP delegation met Election Commission officers in Bhopal and complained in opposition to Nath for “insulting girls 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 will probably be held on November 10.
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