New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday called Congress a biggest communal party. Talking to reporters, Chouhan said, “Sometimes they need Muslims’ votes, sometimes they act to visit temples, they even do ‘totka’. One of their leaders is roaming around wearing a garland of lemons and chillis. Votes shouldn’t be sought on the basis of religion.”
Targeting Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi, MP CM said, “If someone says him to bring the moon from the sky, will he get it? He is saying anything these days.”
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan remark came over on Rahul Gandhi’s statement to waive off farmers’ loan within 10 days if Congress wins the elections.
The election campaign has gained momentum in the state as only two days are left for the polls. Many political leaders of different parties have been campaigning in the state in order to woo voters. They are accusing each other on a number of issues. Congress is accusing the saffron party over farmers loan, Rafale deal, demonetisation, CBI row, and unemployment.
Congress leader Vilasrao Muttemwar said that everybody knows Rahul Gandhi’s ancestors, no one is aware who Prime Minister Modi’s father is. Muttemwar’s comment comes just three days after Raj Babbar, the Congress’ Uttar Pradesh unit chief, compared the depreciation of the Indian rupee to the age of Prime Minister Modi’s mother.
Reacting sharply over the statement, PM Modi had criticized Rahul Gandhi for dragging his mother and father into an election debate. Addressing a rally in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh’s Vidisha district, the Prime Minister had said, “We never make any personal attacks on anyone’s family. We criticized the posts they held. But why are the Congress leaders making personal attacks on my mother and father? The abuse on my mother didn’t help. So the Congress party dragged my father into it, who left this world 30 years ago.”
The state of Madhya Pradesh will go to polls to elect legislators for its 230 constituencies on November 28. The elections result will be declared on December 11, along with four other states – Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Mizoram.