While the Indian National Congress struggles for consistent leadership, the one thing that the party clearly doesn’t struggle is consistently lowering the discourse of politics. As the campaigning for Madhya Pradesh by-polls picks up, Congress yet again displays its mentality, as its leader Dinesh Gurjar has hit a new low as he stated that MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan hails from a family of ‘nange-bhookhe’ and accused him of drinking farmer’s blood.
The grand old party is desperately trying to cause an upset in the state by-polls in a bid to dislodge the incumbent Shivraj Singh Chouhan government and has indicated that it is ready to stoop to any level if that is what is required to come back to power in Madhya Pradesh.
Congress leader Dinesh Gurjar while addressing an event, resorted to personal attacks against Shivraj Singh Chouhan as he shockingly remarked, “Kamal Nath is India’s no 2 industrialist. Unlike Shivraj, he is not from a starved household. Shivraj had five acres of land, now he has thousands of acres as he has been drinking farmers’ blood.”
The statement is the embodiment of everything wrong with the Indian National Congress as not only Gurjar thinks its an insult to be born in a humble family but also takes pride in Kamal Nath being “India’s no 2 industrialist”.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan hit out at Gurjar’s remarks as he tweeted, “Yes, I belong to a starved family, that’s why I understand the pain of those who are hungry. Yes, I am poor, that’s why I teach poor sons and daughters as mama (uncle). I am poor and that is why I help poor parents in the marriage of their daughters. I am poor, that’s why I understand the pain of every poor person.”
The State BJP also took to Twitter to slam the remarks as it tweeted, “This is the mentality of the Congress, this is their thinking. How can a farmer’s son stand against a noted industrialist? A son of a farmer who bows down only before the public, whose life is dedicated to public service. Congressmen with slave mentality have been exposed.”
Madhya Pradesh is heading into by-polls for 28 Vidhan Sabha seats after the Jyotiraditya Scindia camp defected to the BJP which resulted in the downfall of the Kamal Nath government. In the current 202-member Madhya Pradesh assembly, the BJP has 107 MLAs, while Congress has 88.
The erstwhile Kamal Nath government had the outside support of two MLAs of BSP, one from Samajwadi Party and four independent candidates. While the BSP hopes to emerge as the kingmaker, BJP is expected to sail through the by-polls and thereby ensure that the Shivraj Singh Chouhan lasts the full term.