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“I Don’t Appreciate It”: Rahul Gandhi Reacts On Kamal Nath’s Controversial Remark

Kamal Nath, while campaigning in Dabra on Sunday, Mr Nath had targeted Imarti Devi, saying the Congress candidate Suresh Raje was a “simple person” contrary to his opponent who is an “item”.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today criticised senior leader Kamal Nath for his “item” remark on Imarti Devi, a BJP candidate for the by-elections in Madhya Pradesh. Ahead of the by-polls in Madhya Pradesh, the comment by former CM has generated huge controversy, with the BJP attacking Congress over its “hypocrisy” on women’s issues.

In the wake of massive criticism, Rahul Gandhi told reporters today: “Kamal Nath ji is from my party but personally, I don’t like the type of language that he used…  I don’t appreciate it, regardless of who he is. It is unfortunate”.

Kamal Nath, while campaigning in Dabra on Sunday, Mr Nath had targeted Imarti Devi, saying the Congress candidate Suresh Raje was a “simple person” in contrast to his opponent who is an “item”.

“Why should I take the name (of the opposing candidate)? You all know that person better than me. What an item,” Mr Nath said, as the crowd erupted in laughter and cheers.

However, after facing heavy backlash for his comment, Kamal Nath provided clarification.

“I said something, it wasn’t to insult anyone,” Mr Nath said. “I just didn’t remember the (person’s) name… this list (in his hand) says item no.1, item no.2. Is this an insult?” he asked.

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