“Don’t tell anyone. I haven’t told anyone this till now… am making it public for the first time from this stage,” Vijayvargiya said before making the revelation.
Kailash Vijayvargiya, the BJP’s National General Secretary, claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi played an “important role” in the fall of Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh in March. Mr Vijayvargiya made the comments during a public event in Indore on Wednesday.
“Aap kisi ko batana mat, maine aaj tak kisi ko nahi bataayee, pahli baar is manch se bata raha hoon, ki Kamal Nathji ki sarkar girane mein yadi mahatvpoorna bhumika kisiki thee toh Narendra Modiji ki thee, Dharmendra Pradhanji ki nahi,” Vijayvargiya said in presence of Mr Pradhan, a Union Minister, and the Madhya Pradesh Home Minister, Narottam Mishra.
The simple translation of his comments reads: “Don’t tell anyone. I haven’t told anyone this till now… am making it public for the first time from this stage. If anyone played an important role in pulling down the Kamal Nath government, it was Narendra Modi and not Dharmendra Pradhan”.
After former MP Jyotiraditya Scindia led a high-profile revolt, the Kamal Nath-led Congress government had collapsed. Mr Scindia crossed over to the BJP, taking 22 MLAs with him and leaving the Kamal Nath government short of a majority in a floor test.
Congress was quick to respond to the claims made by Mr Vijayvargiya. Party spokesperson Narendra Saluja, tweeting a video of the comment, said: “It is crystal clear now that it (is) Prime Minister Narendra Modi who pulls down constitutionally-elected governments in (an) unconstitutional manner.”
“The Congress has been saying it right since day one, but the BJP has been blaming the Congress’s internal tussle for the fall of the Kamal Nath government. Now the BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has made the truth crystal clear,” Mr Saluja added.
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