Congress downplays strife, asserts Rahul Gandhi best suited to lead party ahead of Sonia's meet with rebels
The assertion comes ahead of Saturday's meeting between Sonia Gandhi and many of the 23 leaders who wrote to her in August demanding an active leadership and maintained that Gandhis will always be a 'guiding force'
Madhya Pradesh bypolls: Voting for 28 Assembly seats to begin today; 33,000 security personnel deployed
The last hour of voting will be for COVID-19 patients and people suspected to be suffering from the disease, state additional chief electoral officer Arun Tomar said
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
Senior lawyer Vivek Tankha said that the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister has challenged the EC's decision on various grounds and an urgent hearing on his plea would be sought
Madhya Pradesh bypolls: BJP worsened situation in last 7 months, Congress will return to power, says Kamal Nath
To return to power, the Congress has to win all 28 seats going to polls on 3 Nov, while ruling BJP needs nine seats to reach the majority mark of 116 in the 230-strong House
In its order, the EC referred to Nath's 'item' remark against BJP leader Imarti Devi and 'coconut' remark about Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and said Nath had "repeatedly" violated MCC
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
For the first time in the history of the state, as many as 28 Assembly seats are going to bypolls at one go, virtually giving the contest the status of a 'mini Assembly election'
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".
BJP minister calls Congress candidate’s wife ‘mistress’, day after party's protest against Kamal Nath’s ‘item’ remark
Congress’ Vishwanath Singh Kunjam said he will file a defamation suit against Bisahulal Singh, the BJP candidate from Madhya Pradesh’s Anuppur for the 3 November Assembly bypolls
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’
Barwani district SP Nimish Agrawal said a probe by a sub-divisional officer police has been ordered into the incident
Nath's colleague Digvijaya Singh said Rajiv Gandhi also wanted the temple to come up, but questioned the timing of the ground breaking ceremony on 5 August
Dikshit hit out at Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot, asserting that the fight was between the 'usurpers' and those persevering through hard work
Kamal Nath to be Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly; Monsoon Session to begin from 20 July
Nath had to resign as chief minister in March after the Congress govt lost majority with the exit of 22 MLAs who joined BJP with Jyotiraditya Scindia.
MP Congress MLA Pradyuman Singh Lodhi switches to BJP, says only saffron party can develop his constituency
Lodhi’s exit from the Congress comes months after Jyotiraditya Scindia and 22 MLAs loyal to him quit the party, toppling the Kamal Nath-led government
"As their 15 years of corruption stand exposed, now they want to probe 15 months when my government was in power," Kamal Nath said while speaking to reporters in Ujjain