Former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh and Congress leader, Kamal Nath sparked controversy after his comments on Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Imarti Devi, while addressing a rally in MP's Gwalior ahead of Madhya Pradesh bypolls.
He said, "Shivraj Singh is such an actor who can let down Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan.
Shivraj got to Mumbai and do acting at least you'll make Madhya Pradesh proud that way.
Our candidate Suresh Raje is very simple man.
Our candidate is not like her, what's her name?
(people shout Imarti Devi, who is former State Minister) You know her better and should have warned me earlier.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday said that his thought process is clear, he has chosen the path of public service and not of politics. Scindia asserted, he is not interested in any post and only wants to work for development. "My thought process is clear, I have chosen the path of public service not of politics. It's been 20 years and I am determined to serve people. I am not interested in any post, only want to work for development," he said. "It was a government (of Congress) of corruption, working solely on basis of money. They made Vallabh Bhavan a hub of corruption. Don't ask me about this, you can ask the people of Madhya Pradesh. There was a complete disregard of promises made to the public," he added. Speaking about former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's remarks on BJP leader Imarti Devi, Scindia said that he is full of ego and people will shatter it. "In defence, Kamal Nath said he forgot her (Imarti Devi's) name. How can you forget the name of someone who was in your cabinet? Because she's a woman, a Dalit? Is this his and Congress's thinking about women? He is full of ego and people will shatter it," said Scindia.
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As the by-elections in 28 assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh approaches, BJP's Jyotiraditya Scindia targeted Kamal Nath. "It was a government (of Kamal Nath) of corruption, working solely on basis of money. They made Vallabh Bhavan a hub of corruption. Don't ask me about this, you can ask people of Madhya Pradesh. There was complete disregard of promises made to the public," said Jyotiraditya Scindia. "In defence, Kamal Nath said he forget her (Imarti Devi's) name. How can you forget the name of someone who was in your cabinet? Because she's a woman, a Dalit? Is this his and Congress' thinking about women? He is full of ego, and people will shatter it," added Scindia on 'item' remark.
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh is under attack from the BJP after a SP candidate for the Gwalior bypoll alleged that the Congress leader asked him to withdraw his candidature. ‘Digvijaya Singh called me and told me to withdraw from upcoming by-polls. He said I will give you Councillor's ticket. I told him I won't withdraw and will contest,’ Roshan Mirza said. An audio clip of the alleged conversation has also gone viral on social media. BJP said that this shows the true colour of the Congress leader and said that Digvijaya Singh has always believed in management and not democracy. The Congress, however, countered saying that it is not unconstitutional to ask someone to withdraw and added that the Congress leader had not offered any monetary benefits to the SP leader Roshan Mirza. Voting on 28 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh by-polls will take place on November 3 and the results will be declared on November 10. By-elections are due on 28 seats following the resignation of 25 MLAs and the death of three legislators earlier. Watch the full video for all the details.
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BJP Leader Lokendra Mishra on Digvijaya Singh's alleged viral audio said that Digvijaya Singh has come out of his hole at last stage of elections and further accused him of believing in management rather than democracy. Lokendra Mishra said, "Digvijaya Singh has come out of his hole at last stage of elections. He doesn't believe in democracy but in management. He has said in past that elections are won by management. He himself might have made the audio viral." Digvijaya Singh's alleged video went viral in which he was heard asking a SP candidate for Madhya Pradesh by-polls to withdraw his name.
Spokesperson for MP Congress Committee, KK Mishra on Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's alleged viral video said that it is not Unparliamentary conduct to ask someone to back out. KK Mishra said, "To ask someone to back out is not Unparliamentary conduct. If we're asking or requesting someone to back out in our favour, it's not a crime. At least, we aren't buying MLAs like others. Whatever is being interpreted about Digvijaya Singh is wrong." Digvijaya Singh's alleged video went viral in which he was heard asking a SP candidate for Madhya Pradesh by-polls to withdraw his name.
A scuffle broke out between West Bengal's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers and Police in Bagnan area of Howrah district, on October 29. BJP was agitating against death of a party worker who succumbed to his gunshot injuries on October 28. BJP workers alleged that he was shot at by All India Trinamool Congress' worker. The political party had also called for a 12-hour bandh in Howrah.
Congress leader Sachin Pilot on being asked about his party leaders terming Jyotiraditya Scindia as 'gaddar' said that public will ultimately decide who is wrong or right and everyone is free to decide which party they want to join. Sachin Pilot said, "I believe everyone is free to decide which party they want to be in and public ultimately decides who is wrong or right. He further said people have not accepted Shivraj Singh Chouhan as their Chief Minister. Congress is in a very strong position in all 28 seats where elections are going to happen. I have full faith that Congress candidates will stand up to the expectations of the public."
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched a fresh attack on Congress leader Kamal Nath. This comes after Kamal Nath issued a clarification over his 'item' remark. The Madhya Pradesh CM was addressing an election rally ahead of by-polls. "What has happened to you Kamal Nath? You are 74-year-old. I can't repeat what you said about BJP's Imarti Devi. When we objected, he shamelessly called everyone an 'item," he said. Kamal Nath has been under fire over his 'item' jibe at Imarti Devi. The former CM stated that he had not said anything disrespectful against Devi. Kamal Nath claimed that the 'item' word could be used in different contexts. ECI has also sought a report from MP Chief Electoral Officer over the matter. In run-up to MP legislative assembly by-polls, Kamal Nath referred to Devi as 'item'. Kamal Nath was addressing a campaign rally in Dabra for Congress candidate Suresh Raje. Imarti Devi is also contesting the by-polls on a BJP ticket from Dabra.
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Speaking to ANI in Gwalior, Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate for Madhya Pradesh by-polls, Roshan Mirza spoke on alleged viral audio of Congress leader Digvijaya Singh asking him to withdraw his name. Mirza said, "Digvijaya Singh called me and told me to withdraw from upcoming by-polls. He said I will give you Councilor's ticket." "I told him, I won't withdraw and will contest," he added.
Meet the 14-year-old boy, Subhaan Shaikh who is selling tea, door to door for livelihood. It's been almost 6 months since Subhaan started selling tea in Mumbai, as his mother lost her job due to COVID-19. "My mother lost her job due to COVID-19 lockdown. I have no tea shop. I roam around to sell tea. I earn 300 to 400 rupees on daily basis and gave it to mother and save some money for future," Subhaan said. Country has witnessed major job losses due to COVID-19 shutdown. The pandemic has impacted the economy and livelihood of the working class.