Poll asks for detailed report on Kamal Nath ‘Item’ remark

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Kamal Nath called the woman minister an “object”, sparking controversy. (File)

New Delhi:

The Indian Election Commission (ECI) has requested a detailed report from the Chief Electoral Officer of Madhya Pradesh on the “remark” by Congress leader Kamal Nath during a campaign rally against BJP leader Imarti Devi.

It comes after the National Commission for Women (NCW) wrote to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEC) about “derogatory remarks” made by former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath about a female minister.

As the polls approach Madhya Pradesh’s legislature, former chief minister Kamal Nath called Imarti a “point”, sparking controversy.

“Suresh Raje ji hamare ummeedvar hai … yeh uske jaise nah hai … kya hai uska naam … principal kya uska naam lun? … apko toh mujhe pehle savdhan karna chahiye tha … yeh kya item hai. .. (Our candidate is not like her … what’s her name? You know her better and should have warned me sooner … What a subject!), Said Kamal Nath in Hindi as the crowd shouted the name of Imarti Devi.

The former CM was addressing a campaign rally in Dabra for Congress candidate Suresh Raje. Imarti Devi is also competing on Dabra’s BJP ticket.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan criticized Kamal Nath’s feudal mentality and said Imarti Devi was the daughter of a poor peasant, who stood up on her own.

The BJP also filed a complaint with the Election Commission against the former chief minister for his comments.

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