Uma Devi Khatik, the BJP legislator whose son threatened to shoot Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, has apologised and said the party has nothing to do with the incident.
Uma Devi said that her son will have to go to jail for the threat and she herself has taken him to the police station.
"This is no way to behave. He will have to go to jail. I myself brought him to the police station. My party has nothing to do with this," she said.
In a Facebook post, her son Princedeep Lalchand Khatik had threatened to shoot Mr Scindia. "Jyotiraditya Scindia, you have Jiwajirao's blood running in your veins, who killed Jhansi ki Rani. If you step in Hatta then I will shoot you. Either you will die or I will."
The remark against Mr Scindia came ahead of his public rally in Hatta town of Damoh district on September 5.
Reacting to it, Mr Scindia has said, "BJP's true face and mentality can be ascertained from this. Shivraj Chouhan and BJP want to get rid off Congress at any cost. Scindia family has never succumbed to pressure. They have talked about harming me earlier too, they can do what they want to, Jyotiraditya Scindia won't be afraid, won't back down."
Madhya Pradesh is slated to go to elections later this year.
(With ANI inputs)
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