The Election Commission of India (ECI) showed it’s hunter to the two battling parties in the by-,poll bound Madhya Pradesh, as the instances of violating the model code of conduct surge in the state. The EC on Monday, Oct 26 issued a notice to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Kailash Vijaywargiya, for his controversial remark on his rival Congress party’s leader, Kamalnath and Digvijay Singh.
In his address in Indore on Wednesday, Oct 14, the highly controversial BJP leader, Vijaywargiya, had allegedly referred to Kamalnath and Digvijay Singh, both erstwhile Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh, as “Chunnu-Munnu”. The notice issued to Vijaywargiya emphasized that BJP leader’s behaviour corresponds to violation of General Code of Model Code of Conduct.
The Commission has sought a satisfactory reply from Vijaywargiya within 48 hours as the allegations on Vijayvargiya are serious in nature.
The EC also expressed concerns over the use of word “item” by the former CM of the state, Kamalnath, for his counterpart, Imarti Devi, State Union Minister, who is also contesting in this year’s assembly election. In his address, Congress party leader Kamalnath, had addressed disrespectfully towards Imarti Devi as an “item”. While his comment didn’t go well with Imarti Devi and the opposition, the Congress leader expressed “regret” for his comments but refused to apologize.
“Why should I apologize when I did not intend to insult anyone? If anyone felt insulted, then u have already expressed regret” said Kamalnath, quoted ANI. The Congress party’s former president, Rahul Gandhi, also expressed his concerns over his own party’s top brass leader. He had said that he didn’t like the language used by Kamalnath against a lady contender.