Kamal Nath called Dalit woman 'item', insulted Mizoram and Tripura: BJP shares clip (WATCH)
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strongly criticized senior Congress leader Kamal Nath for his disparaging remarks about North Eastern states during an election rally in Madhya Pradesh. Kamal Nath allegedly referred to a Dalit woman as "an item" and made derogatory comments about Mizoram and Tripura.
Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday lashed out at the senior Congress leader Kamal Nath for insulting North Eastern states during an election rally in Madhya Pradesh. Union Minister Kiren Rijiju took to X (formerly Twitter) to post a video and claimed that Kamal Nath referred to a Dalit woman as "an item" and insulted Mizoram and Tripura.
"He said Madhya Pradesh can't be compared with insignificant small states like Mizoram and Tripura. Top Congress leaders constantly insulted the North-East. Madhya Pradesh is a great state but don't insult North Eastern States," Rijiju said.
The Congress party has nominated its state unit president and former Chief Minister from Chhindwara for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly polls. Notably, the Kamal Nath-led government faced a collapse in March 2021 when 22 Congress MLAs resigned and joined the BJP under the leadership of Jyotiraditya Scindia. The Congress is striving to regain power in Madhya Pradesh, with prominent leaders like Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the party's national general secretary, already conducting multiple rallies in the state. Scheduled for November 17, the Madhya Pradesh assembly polls will see the election of legislators from 230 Assembly constituencies. The election will be conducted in a single phase, with the counting of votes set for December 3.
In an effort to address the BJP's Hindutva narrative in the state, Kamal Nath has pledged to increase the honorarium for Hindu priests if his party comes to power. Additionally, he has promised insurance coverage for Hindu priests in the state and reiterated his commitment to promoting faith and culture by reviving the project to construct the Sita Mata temple in Sri Lanka. Furthermore, he has proposed a scheme to provide financial assistance to members of the Hindu community for performing last rites.