BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday took a dig at the Congress leader
‘s claim to form the government after 35 days in the state and said that Congress’ idea is good only to keep its
. Cabinet minister
has also claimed that several Congress MLAs are still ready to join the saffron party.
“Dil ko behlane ko Ghalib khayal achcha hai. (To keep the heart happy Gahlib, the idea is good),” Chouhan took a dig at the remarks by Kamal Nath.
The Congress leader had a day before claimed that the old party will form the government after 35 days and then will appoint the
in the assembly. “We will appoint the Speaker after 35 days in the state,” Nath had claimed after the all-party meeting at the assembly on Tuesday when he was asked about the appointments of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House.
Nath had also alleged that Congress MLA
, who was admitted to a private hospital in
three weeks ago with Covid-positive report, did not get proper treatment and succumbed to the infection even after shifting to a private hospital in New Delhi.
Meanwhile, state medical education minister Vishwas Sarang said that Nath should stop thinking about the Congress government and appointing a Speaker and a Deputy Speaker in the assembly. “Several Congress MLAs are still willing to join the BJP. We have asked them to keep restraint because their quitting the old party would bring more troubles to Kamal Nath amid Covid-19 crisis,” claimed Sarang.
He further said that the situation is worse for Congress and the party may lose the majority in the House to appoint a Speaker or a Deputy Speaker. The cabinet minister also hit out at the former CM for alleging that Congress MLA Goverdhan Dangi, who died in New Delhi on Tuesday, was not given proper treatment.
“Kamal Nath’s statement on Dangi’s demise and treatment are highly objectionable and irresponsible. His statement will demoralise the corona warriors who have dedicated their lives to save people suffering from Covid-19,” said Sarang.
Congress, however, reiterated Nath’s statement and claimed that the old party will form the government after 35 days in MP. “Sarang is medical education minister and he should be concerned about how to stop corona infection and increasing deaths. As far as Nath’s statement goes, it is a fact that Congress will form the government after winning the by-polls in the state,” said Congress state spokesperson, KK Mishra.