Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan will hold a ‘maun vrat’ for two hours on Monday in protest against a remark by former Chief Minister Kamal Nath on state minister Imarti Devi.
Slamming Kamal Nath, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said it shows the “crooked and despicable mentality of the Congress. The remark is a disrespect not just of the minister, but each and every girl of the Gwalior-Chambal region, Chouhan said in a tweet on Sunday.
Addressing a poll meeting on Sunday in Gwalior’s Dabra town, where the Congress is up against Imarti Devi, who switched over to the BJP, Nath said his party candidate was a “simple person” unlike his opponent who is an “item”.
Taking a dim view of the remark, Chouhan in a tweet in Hindi said, “With your cheap statement, Congress’ crooked and despicable mentality has come to the fore again. You have not just disrespected Smt Imarti Devi, but each and every girl and sister of Gwalior-Chambal region.”
Kamal Nathji who gave you the right to play with the respect of women? he asked in the tweet. A BJP delegation on Sunday met Election Commission officials in Bhopal and complained against Nath for “insulting women and Dalits”.
Imarti Devi and 21 other MLAs loyal to Jyotiraditya Scindia had resigned from the Congress and the state Assembly and joined the BJP in March, in the process bringing down the Nath government. By-elections for 28 Madhya Pradesh Assembly seats will be held on November 3 and the counting of votes will be held on November 10.
When will we stop disrespecting women in our country? This is such a big shame on people who fail to educate themselves over issues such as gender equality, respect, courtesy and generosity. This needs to change and that too with strict action.
Source: India Today