In a giant setback for the Congress forward of the by-election in Madhya Pradesh, the Election Fee of India on Friday revoked the ‘star campaigner’ standing of senior get together chief and former chief minister Kamal Nath. The bypolls to 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh is scheduled to happen on November three.
The central ballot physique mentioned that the motion was taken as a result of Nath’s repeated violation of the Mannequin Code of Conduct.
“If any marketing campaign is completed by Kamal Nath from now onwards, your entire expenditure will probably be borne by the candidate in whose constituency marketing campaign is being undertaken,” the Election Fee mentioned.
The Election Fee had taken sturdy objection to Kamal Nath utilizing the phrase ‘merchandise’ towards BJP candidate Imarti Devi. The senior Congress chief’s comment had triggered outrage with state CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan staging protest towards him.
Earlier within the day, the fee additionally reprimanded BJP chief Kailash Vijayvargiya. The ballot physique mentioned the “chunnu-munnu” remarks made by Vijayvargiya towards Congress’ Digvijaya Singh and Kamal Nath have been in violation of the ballot code provisions and suggested the senior BJP chief to not use “any such phrase” in his public utterances throughout the mannequin code interval.
Extra particulars are awaited.