Bhopal: Former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan who is known to be a ‘responsible’ speaker, threatened the district collector of Kamal Nath stronghold Chhindwara for not permitting his chopper to land at Umreth. While addressing the election rally here at Chowrai, he hit out at the collector. “Ye pithhu collector sun le re, hamare din bhi ayenge, tab tera kya hoga, (The puppet collector needs to listen that we would also come back to power someday, then what would happen to you?)” said Chouhan amid applauding from the crowd.
Congress immediately accused Chouhan and other BJP leaders and lodged a complaint with the Election Commission. The party also accused Chouhan of saying in Vidisha on Tuesday that one vote would serve two purposes ‘bringing back the BJP in Centre but also ensuring return of BJP in MP’. Claiming that the BJP leaders are creating an atmosphere of confusion and instability in the state during elections, the party has sought registration of case against the leaders concerned.
Meanwhile, former BJP state head and Khandwa candidate Nandkumar Singh Chauhan, who earlier made headlines calling scribes ‘Pakistainis’ for asking uncomfortable questions, took potshots against Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Mr. Chauhan when accosted by the media over his remarks crossed the line even further.
“There are women who give birth to kids every week and produce 52 babies every year,” said the senior BJP leader. Another, former Leader of Opposition and Congress’ Ajay Singh while comparing his family’s works with that of his BJP opponent’s, said, “Unko aap log ajma chuke, thik maal nahin tha (You people have tried her and she wasn’t a good choice).”