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“Bengali man” jibe against Kamal Nath lands Imarti Devi in trouble

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Bhopal: The election Commission of India has issued notice for the violation of the Model code of Conduct to Imarti Devi, the BJP candidate in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly by-election from Dabra (SC) constituency and a diehard follower of senior party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia as she paid former MP Chief Minister Kamal Nath in his own coin.

Nath had called Imarti Devi an “item” at an election rally. The Commission had served a notice to Kamal Nath also asking him to explain his “item” remark and responded to his reply with the instruction that he should not use any such word or statement while making public remarks.

The Commission had sought a report from the Chief Electoral Officer, Madhya Pradesh on the complaint aired on social media. The report has been attached with authorized transcript of Imarti Devi’s alleged address. She has been quoted as saying:

यह बंगाली आदमी है यह मध्यप्रदेश आया केवल मुख्यमंत्री के लिए। उसको बोलने की सभ्यता नहीं है। इसे क्या कहा जाये। वह मुख्यमंत्री के पद से हटा तो पागल हो गया है। पागल बनके पूरे मध्यप्रदेश में धून रहा है तो उसे क्या कह सकते है, उसकी माँ बहन आयटम होगी बंगाल की। हमें पता थोडी है।

“He is a Bengali man. He came to Madhya Pradesh only for becoming Chief Minister. He does not have the decency to speak. What to say about him. He has gone mad after being removed from the post of Chief Minister. Like a lunatic, he is roaming all over Madhya Pradesh, what can we say about him. His mother sister may be item from Bengal. How do we know.”

After the announcement of bye elections to the Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh on 29 September, 2020, the provisions of Model Code of Conduct have been imposed in the State.

Sub Para (1) of Para I of the Model Code of Conduct provides that ‘no party or candidate shall indulge in any activity which may aggravate the existing differences or create tutul hatred or cause tension between different castes and communities, religious or linguistic and Sub Para (2) of Porn 1 of the Model Code of Conduct provides that parties and candidates shall refrain from criticism of all aspects of private life, not connected with the public activities of the leaders or workers of the parties. Sub Para (5) Para I of the Model Code of Conduct also provides that “The right of every individual for peaceful and undisturbed home-life shall be respected, however much the political parties or candidates may resent his political opinions or activities. Organizing demonstrations or picketing before the houses of individuals by way of protesting against their opinions or activities shall not be resorted to under any circumstances.

The Election Commission has also issued advisory to all the recognised political parties and candidates to refrain from any deeds, action and utterances that may be construed as being repugnant to the honour and dignity of women.

Polling in MP: BJP-Congress workers clash in Ater constituency in Bhind

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Bhopal: There was violent clash today between Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers armed with lathis and rods and the police had to fire in the air to prevent booth capturing and control the situation during polling in Ater constituency in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh.

Several vehicles, including that of the Congress candidate, was damaged by the rampaging mob in Ater constituency.

According to a senior television journalist, the clash started in Ater constituency after BJP men captured the Sankri poll booth and the police remained mute spectator.

Polling began this morning for the by-elections to Bhind District’s Ater and Umaria District’s Bandhavgarh (Scheduled Tribe) assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh.

According to an official version: “A Congress worker overstayed inside a polling booth at Sankri in Ater. Though he was made to leave, a clash took place between polling agents of the two parties outside the booth. Later, police resorted to firing in the air to control the situation. In view of the clash, Congress candidate Hemant Katare was taken into police safety.”

Voting for Srinagar LS seat: 8 killed, several injured

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Srinagar: Eight persons were killed as security forces were forced to open fire to control stone pelting mobs that went on a rampage and indulged in an orgy of violence to disrupt the by-poll for Srinagar Lok Sabha seat today which saw a voter turnout dive to an all-time low of 7.14 per cent. (Updated: Sunday, 2100 hrs)

Responding to a boycott call by secessionists, stone-pelting mobs set a polling station on fire and tried to torch two more polling stations.

As polling began, one person was killed and five others were injured when the BSF opened fire in Pakharpora near Charar-e-Sharif area to bring under control a stone-pelting mob.

In Budgam miscreants had started pelting stones on polling booths this morning. Shops, business establishments and petrol stations in Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal remained shut. Even public transport was disrupted.

BJP suffers defeat in Ratlam-Jhabua by-election

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Kantilal Bhuria
Kantilal Bhuria

Ratlam/Jhabua (Madhya Pradesh): The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party today received a major jolt in the Central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh where it lost the prestigious by election for the Ratlam-Jhabua paliamentary seat which has been recaptured by former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Kantilal Bhuria who defeated his main rival Nirmala Bhuria of the BJP by 88000 votes.

This seat was won by Dilip Singh Bhuria, the father of Ms. Buria (the defeated BJP candidate) in the 2014 election. His death in June this year led to the by-election.

The Congress victory in Ratlam-Jhabua is significant and today’s result comes as a blow to the State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh’s popularity and his “invincible” image. After the results came in Kantilal Bhuria described this election as a direct contest between him and the chief minister.

The work done by the Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram among the tribals in this territory would come under the scanner of the RSS mandarins as the projection that the BJP has been able to win over the tribals, who were seen as a strong support base of the Congress till the BJP came to power in Madhya Pradesh in 2003 has got completely knocked down and this is amply demonstrated by the over-riding support the Congress got in terms of votes in Jhabua and Alirajpur Assembly segments.

With the Ratlam-Jhabua election result staring the BJP in the face, the ruling party has very little to gloat over its victory in the Dewas Assembly by election. This Assembly seat got vacated by the death of former Minister Tukoji Rao Puar. His wife Gayatri Devi has won this seat.