EC revokes Kamal Nath’s ‘star campaigner’ status in MP over violation of codes
Taking serious note of breach of "ethical and dignified behaviour", the Election Commission on Friday revoked the "star campaigner" status of Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath for repeated violations of the model code during campaign for the bypolls in 28 assembly constituencies in the state.
In an order, the Commission said, "...for repeated violation of Model Code of Conduct and for completely disregarding the advisory issued to him, the Commission hereby revokes the status of leader of political party (Star Campaigner) of Kamal Nath, Ex-Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh, with immediate effect for the current Bye-elections of Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh."It said no permission will be granted by authorities to Nath as a star campaigner.
The EC said it has carefully considered the matter and has observed with "displeasure that Kamal Nath despite being a leader of a political party is repeatedly violating the provisions of Model Code of Conduct and breaching the ethical and dignified behaviour".
Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath on April 29 said BJP is doing politics on corpses amid COVID-19 2nd wave."There is not a single hospital in the state that has medicine, injection, oxygen, ambulance, or bed and CM is saying everything is sufficient. For the last 3 months, national and international media were alerting for second wave of COVID," Nath said to ANI. "BJP is doing politics on corpses. They think they'll stop COVID by hiding truth but it won't happen. I advise him (CM) to take helicopter and visit each distrist. I'll lend my full support as per my capabilities. I've spoken to injection companies to increase MP's quota," he added.
Former Chief Minister Kamal Nath berated Madhya Pradesh Government over its management of COVID-19 in the state. "It is in today's newspapers. Records of crematoriums tell everything. They are just misleading everyone to hide their failure. It's a murder. State is reporting 9,000 cases every day. This is when testing is limited," said Kamal Nath.
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