MP Election updates: Kamal Nath’s video on Muslim votes lands Congress; Manmohan Singh trains guns at BJP

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Updated:Nov 21, 2018 10:31:59 pm

MP Election updates: Congress leader Kamal Nath's video where he is allegedly saying that 90 per cent Muslim votes are needed for the party in order to win the current election is making rounds on the internet.

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MP Election Live updates: A purported video of Congress leader Kamal Nath where he is heard saying that the party needs 90 per cent Muslim votes to win the assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh has landed the grand old party in soup. A video of the same making rounds on the internet has handed the BJP ammunition against the Congress. Reacting to the video, party spokesperson Sambit Patra said that Congress is only concerned about 90 per cent Muslims. “Sikho ke prati vamunasya, Hinduo ke prati vamunasya, keval itna hi hai ke 90 per cent Muslim hame vote dede yahi congress chahti hai,” Patra said in a press conference. Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is also campaigning in the state. “We have witnessed how the credibility of our institutions like Parliament, CBI have been systematically denigrated… a careful, well-thought-out and calibrated effort is being made by the powers to weaken these institutions,” Singh said earlier in the day. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is also scheduled to address multiple gathering later in the day.

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    19:38 (IST)21 Nov 2018

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    19:38 (IST)21 Nov 2018
    Meanwhile, BJP team to visit cyclone-hit districts of TN

    A team from the Tamil Nadu unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party would visit the cyclone Gaja-affected districts of the State on Thursday to assess the damage caused, the party said Wednesday. The team would visit the districts of Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur and Dindigul and meet the affected people, president of the BJP unit Tamilisai Sounderrajan said in a press statement here. After the visit, the team would submit a report to the BJP headquarters in the next two or three days, the statement said adding that the team comprises vice-president of the farmers wing G K Nagaraj and secretaries 'Karu' Nagarajan and 'Puratchi' Kavithasan. Since the cyclone crossed the coast on November 16, the BJP cadre have been holding medical camps and distributing relief material to the people. PTI

    19:36 (IST)21 Nov 2018
    BJP files complaint with election commission

    A BJP delegation, including Union ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and S S Ahluwalia besides Rajya Sabha member and party spokesperson Anil Baluni, submitted a memorandum to the commission in which the party also sought action against a news channel over "paid opinion polls".

    19:33 (IST)21 Nov 2018
    BJP seeks EC action against Kamal Nath for his "communal" appeal for votes

    Accusing Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath of seeking votes on religious grounds, the BJP Wednesday urged the Election Commission to take action against him and his party. The party also accused him of hatching a "criminal conspiracy against free and fair polls" in the state, as it in its complaint to the EC referred to a purported video in which Kamal Nath is allegedly asking a group of Muslims to ensure that the Congress gets 90 per cent of votes in their booths. The Congress will suffer badly in the November 28 polls in the state if it does not happen, Kamal Nath, who has so far not responded to the charge, allegedly said. PTI

    18:31 (IST)21 Nov 2018
    Sambit Patra's big attack on Kamal Nath

    Patra's tweet: The “fancy dress Hindus” are exposed yet again ..Kamalnath ji promises the Muslim clerics that the Congress will surely deal with the Hindus after the election ..for now the Muslims should stand with the Congress!

    18:01 (IST)21 Nov 2018
    BJP attacks Kamal Nath over anti-Sikh riots after court verdict (2/2)

    The law minister said his party wanted to assure the Sikhs, especially those whose families had suffered, that the SIT would probe the cases honestly, without any undue outside interference, and take action against the guilty. Targeting Nath, who has been accused by some Sikh bodies of having links to the riots, Prasad noted that the Congress had removed him as its in-charge for the Punjab polls last year following protests by people. The Congress should answer as to why was Nath removed, he said. Nath had in the past rejected the charges against him and said he had no links with the 1984 anti-Sikhs riots, following the assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards. Prasad also pointed out that Rajiv Gandhi, who succeeded his mother Indira as the prime minister, had said the earth shook when a big tree fell and alleged that the Congress had condoned the organised violence against Sikhs. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh might have apologised for the riots, but the opposition party should answer if it had disassociated itself from Rajiv Gandhi's comments, the BJP leader said, adding that the remarks had rubbed salt into the wounds of the riot victims.

    18:00 (IST)21 Nov 2018
    BJP attacks Kamal Nath over anti-Sikh riots after court verdict (1/2)

    The BJP accused the Congress Wednesday of working to deny justice to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims and also targeted Kamal Nath, the opposition party's chief in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, saying he was removed as the party's in-charge for the Punjab Assembly polls following protests by Sikhs. A day after a Delhi court awarded death sentence to an accused and life imprisonment to another in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said the probe carried out by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by the Narendra Modi government led to the sentencing. 'We (BJP) are very satisfied,' the Union minister told reporters about his party's stand on the verdict and added that people needed to be told that the Congress had, during its rule, tried to ensure that the Sikh riot victims did not get justice. PTI

    17:26 (IST)21 Nov 2018
    MP election: AAP releases manifesto

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday released its manifesto for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, promising health and education services like those provided by its government in Delhi. Claiming that the party is an alternative to the ruling BJP and main opposition Congress, Delhi minister Gopal Rai and Madhya Pradesh AAP chief Alok Agrawal released the manifesto, printed in the form of a notarised affidavit. "Due to privatisation, the situation in health and education sectors in MP is worrisome. The poor and the middle class are unable to access health facilities," Rai said. The party's government will appoint a "Lokpal", and the Vyapam admission and recruitment racket and scams in mining and e-tendering, among others, will be re-investigated, he said.

    17:15 (IST)21 Nov 2018
    PM Modi making 'fun' of demonetisation-hit farmers: Rahul Gandhi

    Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday claimed that demonetisation had "destroyed" the lives of farmers and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of making "fun" of their plight during his poll campaigns. Taking to Twitter, he cited a media report that claimed the agriculture ministry has admitted that demonetisation has hit the farmers hard. "Noteban has destroyed the lives of farmers. Now they do not even have enough money to buy seeds and fertilizer," Gandhi tweeted in Hindi. "But, Modi ji is making fun of our farmers' plight. Now his Agriculture Ministry has also said that farmers were badly affected due to demonetisation decision," he said on Twitter referring to Modi's campaigns in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

    16:58 (IST)21 Nov 2018
    Upcoming prorammes of Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan

    Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP's MP unit chief Rakesh Singh are scheduled to hold multiple public gatherings today. Here's the schedule as shared by BJP.

    16:55 (IST)21 Nov 2018
    BJP re-tweets viral video of Kamal Nath

    The Bharatiya Janata Party's Madhya Pradesh unit has retweeted its MP media in charge Lokendra Parashar's tweet which shows Kamal Nath's puported video.

    16:44 (IST)21 Nov 2018
    People suspicious of the Rafale deal: Singh

    The people of the country are suspicious of the Rafale deal, the opposition and various groups are demanding a joint parliamentary committee but Modi government isn’t ready for it. Isse pata lagta hai daal mai kuchh kaala hai: Former PM Manmohan Singh

    16:39 (IST)21 Nov 2018
    Manmohan Singh slams Chouhan govt for unemployment

    "On average, only 17,600 jobs were created every year in MP. Maximum people in India who ended their lives due to unemployment belong to BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh," Singh said. "2,81,000 youths with MBA, LLB, Ph.D have applied for 730 peons post in February 2018. That is one indicator of the severity of the crisis of joblessness in MP," he said. Meanwhile, he also slammed Modi government for demonetisation. "Modi govt seeks to build a false narrative to justify Demonetisation by inventing new arguments from time to time. But it was a monumental failure of epic proportions. None of the objectives have been achieved," Singh said.

    16:37 (IST)21 Nov 2018
    Nation going through tough times: Manmohan Singh

    "Our nation is going through extremely challenging times for last 4 and a half years. Youth are suffering from acute joblessness," Singh said. "Our Adivasi brothers and sisters are in distress... the BJP govt has rejected 3,63,424 Adivasi patta claims," the former PM added.

    16:35 (IST)21 Nov 2018
    MP election: Manmohan Singh addresses press conference

    Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh slammed BJP. The prime minister addressed a presser in poll bound state and trained guns at ruling Shivraj Chouhan government. "48 lakh children suffer from malnutrition as per the National Family Health Survey-IV... over 90,000 children in MP do not even live to celebrate their first birthday," Singh said.

    MP Election Updates: The Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2018 is turning out to be a high decibel battle. All the big leaders - Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kamal Nath, Rakesh Singh etc are trying tooth and nails to boost their party's prospects in the election. Stick to Financialexpress.com's live blog for all the minute to minute updates.