Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath, the Chief of the Madhya Pradesh Congress, accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday of distributing money and liquor to voters ahead of the state assembly elections, PTI reported.
The polling for the 230-member state assembly is currently underway.
Speaking to reporters at the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) office, Nath asserted, “Only police, money, and administration are left with the BJP. They distributed money and liquor the entire day yesterday. I have received several videos.”
He also claimed that the BJP caused a disturbance in the police station in the Indore-1 assembly constituency, and he had discussions with officials about the situation.
In response to BJP chief V D Sharma’s allegations of Congress involvement in hooliganism, Nath dismissed them, saying, “They have nothing left to say. Do they have any examples for this (Congress hooliganism)?”
In the morning, the state Home Minister Narottam Mishra suggested that if any party other than the BJP wins the election, there will be celebrations in Pakistan.
When asked about Mishra’s remarks, Nath stated that the minister should first see whether he is winning the election before talking about Pakistan.
Regarding Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s promise of building a prosperous Madhya Pradesh if the BJP retains power, Nath remarked that the BJP is avoiding projecting him as the chief ministerial face.
He said, “BJP said it will decide about the chief minister after winning the elections.” Responding to a question, Nath called Chouhan an artist who has been “acting” and suggested that he will go to Mumbai for acting after this and make a name for Madhya Pradesh.
When asked about the number of seats the Congress will win, Nath declined to make any claims, stating that the voters of Madhya Pradesh will stand by the truth.