Bhopal: BSP supremo Mayawati has also become angry over former Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s comment on Madhya Pradesh’s women minister Imarti Devi. Mayawati said that the Congress should publicly apologize for calling Dalit leader Imrati Devi an ‘item’. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan kept a two-hour silent fast on Monday in protest against Kamal Nath’s remarks.
Mayawati said in a tweet, “ Anti-abusive remarks made by the former Chief Minister on Imrati Devi, a Dalit woman contesting byelection in Dabra seat of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, is ultra-embarrassing and highly condemnable. Taking cognizance of this, the Congress high command should publicly apologize. ‘To teach the Congress party a lesson and stop insulting women in future, it is an appeal to the people of the Dalit community to vote unilaterally only to the BSP candidates in the by-elections in all the 28 assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh. It will be better if given.
Kamal Nath had said on Sunday, ‘Suresh Raje ji is our candidate from Dabra. Are simple in nature. They are not like him. What is his name? Kamal Nath said with a laugh, ‘Shall I take his name. You recognize him more than me. You should have warned me in advance. What is this item?
Imrati Devi is one of the 22 rebel MLAs of the Congress, who had resigned from the assembly and joined the BJP. In the by-election, BJP has fielded him from Dabra seat. The by-elections in the state’s 28 assembly seats are to be held on November 3.