The Madhya Pradesh former Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s remarks against the BJP candidate Imarathi Devi in Gwalior bypolls has created ripples leading to the National Women’s Commission shooting a letter to the Election Commission of India seeking action against him.
The Congress leader while speaking at an election rally in Gwalior on Sunday called Imarathi Devi as an ‘Item’ thus inviting the wrath of the BJP. Reacting to the reports, the National Women’s Commission chairperson Rekha Sharma termed it as extremely objectionable for using such a derogatory language against a woman especially by a person of Kamalnath’s stature. She wrote a letter to the Election Commission of India (ECI) who in turn asked its state unit to inquire and submit a report immediately.
The present BJP contestant Imarath Devi was among the other MLAs who resigned Congress in support of Jyothiradhitya Scindia and joined BJP because of whom the Kamal Nath’s government collapsed. This perhaps led Kamalnath to go to the extent of calling her as an ‘item’.
Jyothiradhitya while addressing a rally today in Gwalior accused Kamalnath of stooping to so low by using abusive and derogatory language against womenfolk. “This shows his mentality and his personality”, commented Jyothiradhitya while Imarath Devi broke down on the stage during the campaign today.