Madhya Pradesh political slugfest over a video in circulation

latest video is in circulation weeks before the Madhya Pradesh election

Ahead of the crucial Madhya Pradesh assembly election, Congress leader Kamal Nath says his party will be doomed if Muslims don’t vote for it en masse.

The latest video is in circulation weeks before the Madhya Pradesh election.

The ruling BJP, desparate to hold on to power, has said that the video is proof of the Congress’s communal campaign.

The authenticity of the controversial video in which Kamal Nath appears to be addressing party men and urging them to ensure Muslim votes could not be ascertained.

The BJP’s Amit Malviya tweeted the video and called it the “communal truth of the Congress’s politics”.

Congress spokesperson Shobha Oza responded: “It seems the BJP has just lost the plot. What’s wrong in the video?

He is just appealing for votes. They don’t want to answer the questions that people are asking.

Different communities are meeting him, he is just telling them to vote. They are just showing some edited portions without any context.”

The Congress, out of power in Madhya Pradesh since 2003, sees a good chance of ousting the BJP in the November 28 election, after its 15 years in power.

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