Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has triggered yet another controversy for the party ahead of Madhya Pradesh assembly polls. While addressing a public rally in the state, the former MP Chief Minister made some sensational statements, asserting that he had been receiving a bad name for helping the Muslims and Dalits because they are being constantly threatened from different sections of society.
"Congress workers have been dying for 15 years. He has been receiving a bad name, he has been going to jail. He has been dragged into false cases and still, we(BJP) are working in the direction of defeating Congress? They should be ashamed. I am quite sad. I am in deep grief as I am making this speech in front of you. Dalits are being threatened. Muslims are being threatened. Why are you Muslims afraid when your leader Digvijaya Singh is here. I have been infamous for helping Dalits and Muslims," said Digvijaya Singh during an election rally.
Retaliating to his statements, fellow former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and BJP leader Uma Bharti attacked the Congress party for always playing politics on the basis of caste and religion which has resulted in the division and degradation of the nation.
"Congress has always been a party that play the caste card. They have always indulged into communalism. It has divided the country in the name of religion. They have attacked the Sikhs in the name of caste. It is an opportunist party. It is a party that believes in superstitions. It has resulted in the degradation of the country. It has only divided the country in the name of caste and religion," said Uma Bharti while speaking to reporters in the matter.
Earlier, Republic TV had accessed a video of Congress Madhya Pradesh chief Kamal Nath in which he had made a number of comments regarding the Congress' strategy to win the upcoming Madhya Pradesh elections.
While he also made controversial statements regarding the unimportance of the tribal vote for the Congress, and about how he didn't care if a candidate had 4-5 criminal cases against them so long as they can win, the statement that stood out was his insistence that "if the Congress doesn't get 90% of the Muslim votes, it would be destroyed".
Madhya Pradesh is all set to go into polls on November 28 in a single phase.