MP Cong chief in controversy before polls

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Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath is in the midst of a controversy before the assembly polls on November 28.

Reports said a video purportedly showed him asking Muslim leaders to vote for Congress as the BJP and its outfits are concerned for Hindus only.

Nath was allegedly heard saying in the video that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the BJP are working one agenda only and that is to garner votes for Narendra Modi. Vote for Modi is a vote for Hindus.

The ruling BJP has launched a scathing attack on Congress over the issue. The party alleged that the Congress has resorted to appeasement of Muslims.

The Congress, has however, maintained that it is a machination by the saffron party for division of voters on communal lines.

The voting percentage of the Muslims for Congress party has been sixty, Nath had purportedly said in the video. It is the time that Muslims should increase it to 90 per cent.

BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra said, the whole episode has exposed the conduct, character and face of the Congress party. Patra said Rahul Gandhi had earlier said the Congress was a party of Muslims. Now, Kamal Nath urges Muslims to vote for the party massively.

The party has filed a complaint with the Election Commission in this connection, state BJP spokesperson Rajnish Agrawal said. He said the video is an attempt to polarise voters on the basis of religion.

State Congress leader J P Dhanopia, said the BJP had made a similar complaint to the Election Commisson about a month ago and added that they are now repeating the same as a part of the conspiracy. It is a clear attempt to divide voters on communal lines, he commented.

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