While addressing at the inauguration event of various development projects in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on September 26, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said, "Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan gave Rs 25,000 under Kanyadaan Yojana, they (Congress) said we will give Rs 51,000.
Many marriages happened, a year went by but the money never reached.
Those who betray trust of mothers-daughters, they are not unfaithful but traitors," Scindia added.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday said that his thought process is clear, he has chosen the path of public service and not of politics. Scindia asserted, he is not interested in any post and only wants to work for development. "My thought process is clear, I have chosen the path of public service not of politics. It's been 20 years and I am determined to serve people. I am not interested in any post, only want to work for development," he said. "It was a government (of Congress) of corruption, working solely on basis of money. They made Vallabh Bhavan a hub of corruption. Don't ask me about this, you can ask the people of Madhya Pradesh. There was a complete disregard of promises made to the public," he added. Speaking about former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's remarks on BJP leader Imarti Devi, Scindia said that he is full of ego and people will shatter it. "In defence, Kamal Nath said he forgot her (Imarti Devi's) name. How can you forget the name of someone who was in your cabinet? Because she's a woman, a Dalit? Is this his and Congress's thinking about women? He is full of ego and people will shatter it," said Scindia.
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As the by-elections in 28 assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh approaches, BJP's Jyotiraditya Scindia targeted Kamal Nath. "It was a government (of Kamal Nath) of corruption, working solely on basis of money. They made Vallabh Bhavan a hub of corruption. Don't ask me about this, you can ask people of Madhya Pradesh. There was complete disregard of promises made to the public," said Jyotiraditya Scindia. "In defence, Kamal Nath said he forget her (Imarti Devi's) name. How can you forget the name of someone who was in your cabinet? Because she's a woman, a Dalit? Is this his and Congress' thinking about women? He is full of ego, and people will shatter it," added Scindia on 'item' remark.
Congress leader Sachin Pilot on being asked about his party leaders terming Jyotiraditya Scindia as 'gaddar' said that public will ultimately decide who is wrong or right and everyone is free to decide which party they want to join. Sachin Pilot said, "I believe everyone is free to decide which party they want to be in and public ultimately decides who is wrong or right. He further said people have not accepted Shivraj Singh Chouhan as their Chief Minister. Congress is in a very strong position in all 28 seats where elections are going to happen. I have full faith that Congress candidates will stand up to the expectations of the public."
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched a fresh attack on Congress leader Kamal Nath. This comes after Kamal Nath issued a clarification over his 'item' remark. The Madhya Pradesh CM was addressing an election rally ahead of by-polls. "What has happened to you Kamal Nath? You are 74-year-old. I can't repeat what you said about BJP's Imarti Devi. When we objected, he shamelessly called everyone an 'item," he said. Kamal Nath has been under fire over his 'item' jibe at Imarti Devi. The former CM stated that he had not said anything disrespectful against Devi. Kamal Nath claimed that the 'item' word could be used in different contexts. ECI has also sought a report from MP Chief Electoral Officer over the matter. In run-up to MP legislative assembly by-polls, Kamal Nath referred to Devi as 'item'. Kamal Nath was addressing a campaign rally in Dabra for Congress candidate Suresh Raje. Imarti Devi is also contesting the by-polls on a BJP ticket from Dabra.
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Former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel passed away after prolonged illness in Ahmedabad. Keshubhai Patel was Gujarat’s CM from March 1995 to October 1995 and from March 1998 to October 2001. He was succeeded as Chief Minister by Narendra Modi. Patel was a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly six times. He had quit the BJP in 2012 and floated the Gujarat Parivartan Party, which merged with the BJP in 2014. Tributes poured in for Keshubhai Patel from all quarters. PM Modi also expressed grief over the BJP stalwart’s death and said that he had lost a father figure. He paid rich tribute to the former CM and said that all his decisions had been taken with the welfare of entire Gujarat in mind. PM Modi said that Keshubhai Patel understood the pain of farmers and always worked for their benefit. PM Modi added that his life and his work would be an inspiration for many generations. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Congress leader Digvijaya Singh is under attack from the BJP after a SP candidate for the Gwalior bypoll alleged that the Congress leader asked him to withdraw his candidature. ‘Digvijaya Singh called me and told me to withdraw from upcoming by-polls. He said I will give you Councillor's ticket. I told him I won't withdraw and will contest,’ Roshan Mirza said. An audio clip of the alleged conversation has also gone viral on social media. BJP said that this shows the true colour of the Congress leader and said that Digvijaya Singh has always believed in management and not democracy. The Congress, however, countered saying that it is not unconstitutional to ask someone to withdraw and added that the Congress leader had not offered any monetary benefits to the SP leader Roshan Mirza. Voting on 28 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh by-polls will take place on November 3 and the results will be declared on November 10. By-elections are due on 28 seats following the resignation of 25 MLAs and the death of three legislators earlier. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Culture Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Usha Thakur sparked controversy with her statement over madrasas. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Usha Thakur said, "All terrorists are raised in madrasas, they had turned Jammu and Kashmir into a terror factory. Madrasas which can't comply with nationalism, they should be merged with existing education system to ensure complete progress of the society." She made this statement on October 20 in Indore while addressing a press conference.
MP Culture Minister Usha Thakur said that the government funding of madrasas must be stopped. Thakur alleged that these madrasas nurture 'fundamentalists and terrorists'. The BJP leader was addressing a press meet in Indore ahead of the state bypolls. "Religion-based education is spreading hatred among all. Students of all religions should be given the same education. All the terrorists of the country have been raised in madrasas. Jammu and Kashmir was made a factory of terrorists," Thakur said. She added, "Madrasas need to be linked to a 'proper education system'. This will connect students to 'nationalism and mainstream society'." Later, Congress said that BJP was communalising campaign for bypolls with such statements. Byelections in the state are scheduled to take place on November 3.
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BJP Leader Lokendra Mishra on Digvijaya Singh's alleged viral audio said that Digvijaya Singh has come out of his hole at last stage of elections and further accused him of believing in management rather than democracy. Lokendra Mishra said, "Digvijaya Singh has come out of his hole at last stage of elections. He doesn't believe in democracy but in management. He has said in past that elections are won by management. He himself might have made the audio viral." Digvijaya Singh's alleged video went viral in which he was heard asking a SP candidate for Madhya Pradesh by-polls to withdraw his name.
Spokesperson for MP Congress Committee, KK Mishra on Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's alleged viral video said that it is not Unparliamentary conduct to ask someone to back out. KK Mishra said, "To ask someone to back out is not Unparliamentary conduct. If we're asking or requesting someone to back out in our favour, it's not a crime. At least, we aren't buying MLAs like others. Whatever is being interpreted about Digvijaya Singh is wrong." Digvijaya Singh's alleged video went viral in which he was heard asking a SP candidate for Madhya Pradesh by-polls to withdraw his name.
During an interview with ANI, BJP's Jyotiraditya Scindia said he has chosen the way of public service and not of politics. "My thought process is clear; I have chosen the path of public service not of..
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