Days after BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra released a video of Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath entailing threats against Hindus and demanding Muslim votes during a private party meeting within the closed doors in Indore, Republic TV has accessed the full video of the 'behind-closed-door-meeting' in which Kamal Nath is resolving to use the Muslim card in the upcoming assembly polls.
In the highly controversial video, the senior Congress leader asserted that 'only the Muslim votes can make the Congress party win'.
"If we did not get 90% votes of the Muslim community then we will face a huge loss. We have the numbers. You know where the Muslims votes. You have to take care where those votes were cast. If we have received fewer votes then what are the reasons behind it. You have to postmortem the reasons behind it," Kamal Nath can be heard saying in the clip.
While addressing the gathering in the meeting, the senior Congress leader also made statements threatening the Hindus and RSS.
"When I talk about Chhindwara, people themselves come and tell me that Nagpur has connections with the RSS. For them, it is very easy there - Come in the morning and leave in the night. They have only one slogan. If you are voting for a Hindu, then vote for Hindu tiger Modi. And if you want to vote for the Muslims, then vote for the Congress. There are only two lines and nothing else is taught. This is their strategy. You all have to be aware of it as they will try and make you understand multiple times. We will look into this matter, we will look into this matter. But you will have to bear everything till the day of voting, then we will take dispense with them (nipat lenge)," Kamal Nath said.
Furthermore, in the video, Kamal Nath makes an impassioned case for the Muslim leaders in the room to find out why members of the Muslim community didn't come out to vote in sufficient numbers in the last Assembly elections, which he attributes to the Congress' loss. He says that the party has done a deep analysis of the numbers, and implores the leaders to find out whether the problem was that they didn't go bring members of the Muslim community to come and cast their vote.
He declares that even 80% of the Muslim vote would be insufficient for the Congress and that only 90% of the votes will save them, and to enable this, the leaders should do everything they can, go polling station to polling station, to find the voters. He adds that all this should be done before the election code of conduct comes into force.