MP bypolls: BJP decries Nath’s ‘item’ jibe for girl candidate

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By: PTI | Datia (mp) |

October 18, 2020 7:46:36 pm

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath. (File Photo)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 towards Imarti Devi of the BJP, Nath mentioned his get together candidate was a “simple person” not like 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 mentioned amid cheers from the gang which stored 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 turn into a public servant after beginning off as a village labourer.
By referring to a girl as “item”, 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 towards 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 shall be held on November 10.
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