Kamal Nath Raises 'Jai Shri Ram' Slogans at Rally Amid BJP Joining Speculation

Veteran Congress leader Kamal Nath raises 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans at rally, denies joining BJP, criticizes state govt's policies and corruption, highlighting shifting political dynamics in MP ahead of elections.

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Kamal Nath Raises 'Jai Shri Ram' Slogans at Rally Amid BJP Joining Speculation

Kamal Nath Raises 'Jai Shri Ram' Slogans at Rally Amid BJP Joining Speculation

Kamal Nath, the veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, raised 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans while addressing a rally in Betul, Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. This comes amid speculation that Nath, a nine-time MP, might join the BJP, which he later denied.

At the rally, Nath criticized the BJP government in the state, accusing it of corruption and neglecting the development of the region. "I have built the largest Hanuman temple in Chhindwara but never promoted it," he said. Nath also took a jibe at the BJP candidate in Betul, saying he had never heard of him before.

The former CM attacked the BJP government's policies, stating that no industrialist wants to invest in Madhya Pradesh due to corruption. He also criticized the BJP's promises, saying that if they come back to power, it will guarantee inflation.

The speculation of Nath joining the BJP was fueled by his sudden visit to Delhi with his son Nakul Nath in February, and the 'Jai Shri Ram' flags hoisted over his residence, which were later removed. However, Nath later clarified that he is not joining the BJP.

Why this matters: The speculation around Kamal Nath potentially joining the BJP highlights the shifting political dynamics in Madhya Pradesh ahead of the upcoming elections. As a veteran Congress leader, Nath's actions and statements carry significant weight and can impact voter perceptions and party strategies.

The rally in Betul was held to support the Congress candidate Ramu Tekam. During his speech, Nath reiterated that he is proud to be a Hindu but does not use his religion for political propaganda. He accused the BJP of having intentions to amend the Constitution and urged the people to be the protectors of democracy. "The Ram temple was constructed with the help of public donations, not solely by the BJP," Nath stated.

After the Betul rally, Nath left for Harda to hold another meeting and may also hold gatherings in Bhainsdehi and Ghoradongri in support of the Congress candidate. The visits of regional and national-level leaders are also proposed between April 28 and May 3 as the campaign heats up in Madhya Pradesh.

Key Takeaways

  • Kamal Nath, ex-CM of MP, raised 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans at a rally in Betul, MP.
  • Nath criticized BJP govt for corruption, lack of development; denied joining BJP.
  • Nath said Ram temple was built with public donations, not BJP's money.
  • Nath's actions and statements reflect shifting political dynamics in MP ahead of elections.
  • Regional and national leaders to hold rallies in MP between April 28 and May 3.