Bhopal, October 31:

A day after the Election Commission mentioned Congress’s Kamal Nath is now not the star campaigner for his social gathering in Madhya Pradesh – the place bypolls are due subsequent week – the ex-chief minister questioned the ballot physique’s determination. Mr Nath’s star campaigner standing was revoked for “repeated violation of model code of conduct” and for “complete disregard” of warnings to him, the ballot physique mentioned on Friday.

“Which post or position this star campaigner has? The Election Commission had not given me any notice, nor had it asked me about it. Why they are doing this in the last two days of campaigning only they know,” the 73-year-old chief, who was extensively criticised for calling the BJP’s Imarti Devi “item”, informed information company PTI. 

The veteren chief, whereas campaigning in Dabra, had mocked Imarti Devi saying the Congress candidate was a “simple person” in contrast to his rival, who was an “item”.

Defending his alternative of phrases, the nine-time Lok Sabha MP right this moment mentioned: “I was in Lok Sabha for so many years. There it is mentioned in the agenda sheet, item number 1, item number 2… That was on my mind. I did not say it to disrespect anyone. Yet, I had said that if someone feels insulted, then I express regret.”

On Friday, the Congress’s Madhya Pradesh unit mentioned it will problem the election physique’s determination in court docket.

The Congress will return to energy in Madhya Pradesh subsequent month, mentioned Mr Nath, whose 15-month previous authorities collapsed earlier this yr after Jyotidatiya Scindia’s switchover from the Congress to the BJP together with 22 MLAs. 

“Voters in MP are simple, naive and poor, but they are also intelligent. have full faith in people and voters of the state, especially from these 28 seats. They are aware that the (BJP) government, which came to power by trading people’s mandate, has not been able to change anything in the last seven months.”

By-elections are being held on November three to fill 28 vacant seats within the Madhya Pradesh meeting. Most of those fell vacant when Congress chief Jyotiraditya Scindia revolted earlier this yr and defected to the BJP, taking alongside 22 MLAs.