Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar and different get together leaders sat on a two-hour silent quick on Monday to protest in opposition to former CM Kamal Nath’s “merchandise” comment in opposition to state minister Imarti Devi. Chouhan additionally wrote a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, demanding that Nath be faraway from all get together posts, whereas Tomar mentioned the Congress chief and get together normal secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra ought to apologise to Imarti Devi.
Speaking to reporters in Gwalior’s Dabra city, Imarti Devi, who’s contesting the November Three Meeting bypoll from there, mentioned Nath didn’t know respect a Dalit lady and had misplaced his thoughts after shedding the chief minister’s put up. She demanded that Sonia Gandhi take away Kamal Nath from the Congress, and claimed he wouldn’t be capable to get a single seat for the Congress out of the 28 seats the place bypolls are scheduled on November 3.
On Sunday, whereas addressing a ballot assembly in Dabra, the place the BJP has fielded Imarti Devi, Nath mentioned the Congress candidate was a “easy particular person” not like his opponent who was an “merchandise”. Taking a dim view of the comment, Chouhan on Monday wrote to Sonia Gandhi, demanding that Nath be faraway from all get together posts.
“Your silence would compel me to assume that you just agreed with Naths assertion, he mentioned within the letter. Within the morning, Chouhan together with state ministers Narottam Mishra, Bhupendra Singh, Vishwas Sarang and a few girls members of the BJP noticed a ‘maun vrat’ (silent quick) at Minto Corridor in Bhopal to protest in opposition to Nath’s comment.
BJP’s Rajya Sabha member Scindia and Lok Sabha member Shankar Lalwani sat on a silent protest over the problem at Regal Sq. in entrance of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Indore. Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Madhya Pradesh BJP chief Vishnu Dutt Sharma, senior get together chief Prabhat Jha and another leaders staged the same protest in Gwalior.
Tomar demanded that Sonia Gandhi and Congress normal secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who at all times champion the reason for Dalit and girls, apologise to Imarti Devi. Chouhan additionally took to Twitter to hit out at Kamal Nath.
“Together with your low cost assertion, Congress’ crooked and despicable mentality has come to the fore once more. You haven’t simply disrespected Smt Imarti Devi, however each woman and sister of Gwalior-Chambal area,” he mentioned in a tweet in Hindi on Sunday. “Kamal Nathji, who gave you the correct to play with the respect of girls?” Chouhan requested within the tweet.
The Nationwide Fee for Ladies condemned Nath’s remarks and in addition sought a proof from him over it. The NCW additionally forwarded the matter to the Election Fee for mandatory motion.
Bahujan Samaj Occasion chief Mayawati additionally hit out at Nath and demanded that the Congress excessive command apologise for his comment. She additionally requested Dalits to vote for the BSP to show the Congress a lesson over this comment.
Imarti Devi and 21 different MLAs loyal to Scindia had resigned from the Congress and the state Meeting and joined the BJP in March this yr, within the course of bringing down the Kamal Nath-led authorities. By-elections for 28 Meeting seats within the state can be held on November Three and the counting of votes can be held on November 10.