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MP bypolls: EC revokes Kamal Nath’s star campaigner standing over MCC violation; Congress to maneuver SC – India News , Firstpost

In its order, the EC referred to Nath’s ‘merchandise’ comment in opposition to BJP chief Imarti Devi and ‘coconut’ comment about Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and mentioned Nath had ‘repeatedly’ violated MCC

File Image of Congress chief Kamal Nath. PTI

Indore: The Congress on Friday mentioned it’ll transfer the Supreme Court in opposition to the Election Commission’s resolution to revoke the ‘star campaigner’ standing of its senior chief Kamal Nath forward of three November bypolls in Madhya Pradesh.

Reacting to the event, Nath mentioned the EC had not given him any discover or listening to. Congress’ Rajya Sabha member and senior lawyer Vivek Tankha informed reporters {that a} petition will probably be filed within the apex courtroom as quickly as doable.

The EC on Friday revoked the star campaigner standing of Madhya Pradesh Congress chief and former chief minister Kamal Nath for “repeated” violations of the mannequin code whereas campaigning for the bypolls to 28 Assembly constituencies within the state.

While a political celebration pays for the expenditure of a star campaigner, a person candidate pays for the expenditure of different campaigners.

The EC mentioned it has rigorously thought of the matter and has noticed with “displeasure that Kamal Nath despite being a leader of a political party is repeatedly violating the provisions of Model Code of Conduct and breaching the ethical and dignified behaviour”.

The Commission referred to his remarks in opposition to Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Last week, the EC had requested Nath to not use phrases like “item” in campaigning. He had used the jibe to hit out at state minister and BJP candidate Imarti Devi at a rally.

Reacting to the EC’s resolution, Nath mentioned, “Which post or position this star campaigner has? The EC 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, they only know.”

Asked if he’ll transfer the Supreme Court, he mentioned, “Vivek Tankha is handling it, he will take a call.”

But the Congress chief defended his use of the phrase “item”. “I was in the Lok Sabha for so many years. There it is mentioned in the agenda sheet, item number 1, item number 2. That was in my mind. I have not said it to disrespect anyone,” he mentioned.

“Still I had said that if someone feels insulted, then I express regret,” the previous chief minister added.

Nath additionally claimed that Congress chief Rahul Gandhi didn’t categorical disapproval about him specifically after the episode however solely mentioned disrespectful language shouldn’t be used for girls.

Asked about BJP leaders’ demand that he apologise, Nath mentioned, “It is not anyone’s demand. In the end I do what I feel is right and proper, because it (disrespecting the woman minister) was not my intention.”

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