With poll towards the end of the year, a major political controversy pertaining to Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel seems to be brewing.
The controversy is also ill timed as the President Ramnath Kovind is set to visit the BJP-ruled state.
Congress, the opposition party, is so fumed that it is contemplating writing to President of India on the issue.
Congress plans to complain that Governor Anandiben Patel is allegedly misusing her constitutional post to further the electoral cause of the ruling BJP in MP.
A video showing the Governor talk to BJP leaders in Satna district on how to work for getting voters went viral on Friday morning.
She is heard saying,“You’ll get vote only when you adopt the needy and malnourished children and take them in your lap. The officers don’t need votes, it’s you and me who have to get votes.”
Patel is seen in the video telling BJP leaders including Satna mayor Mamta Pandey, party legislator Shankarlal Tiwari and district party president Narendra Tripathi in presence of administrative officials.
The Governor was on a trip to Satna district’s Chitrakoot on Thursday.
Reacting to the video, Congress state spokesman Narendra Saluja said that the video has exposed that the MP Governor is using the constitutional and non-political post to further BJP’s electoral cause.