While the poll panel said its order was passed under the Model Code of Conduct and the matter was now infructuous, the apex court asked the EC's counsel how it could determine the party's leader. "It's their power, not the EC's power," the bench noted
Madhya Pradesh bypolls: EC says Kamal Nath's 'item' remark against BJP's Imarti Devi violated poll advisory
The EC advised the Congress leader and former chief minister not to use such terms in public during the period of the Model Code of Conduct
Addressing a poll meeting on Sunday in Gwalior's Dabra town, the former Madhya Pradesh CM had compared Devi with the Congress candidate from the seat, saying while the latter was a "simple person", Devi was an "item"
At a campaign meeting on Sunday in Gwalior's Dabra town, where the BJP has fielded Imarti Devi, Kamal Nath had said the Congress candidate was a "simple person" unlike his opponent who was an "item".
Nath is facing flak from the ruling party for referring to minister Imarti Devi as "item" during a campaign speech for Assembly by-election.
The National Commission for Women has also forwarded the matter to the Election Commission for necessary action
Shivraj Singh Chouhan says Kamal Nath’s ‘item’ remark against Imarti Devi shows Congress’ ‘crooked mentality’
In a complaint to the Election Commission, a BJP delegation accused the former CM, who is pitted against Imarti Devi for the 3 November by-polls, of ‘insulting women and Dalits’
Madhya Pradesh government introduces eggs in mid-day meal to end malnutrition, BJP alleges conspiracy against Indian culture
In a bid to end malnutrition in the state, Madhya Pradesh government has decided to introduce eggs in the mid-day meal offered to children in the Anganwadis starting next month