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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister's "Jhooth Nath" Jibe At Kamal Nath

Shivraj Singh Chouhan made the remark while talking to reporters after plantation at smart city park in the state capital Bhopal.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister's 'Jhooth Nath' Jibe At Kamal Nath

The Chief Minister also took a jibe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.


Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched a fresh attack on Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) Chief Kamal Nath and called him 'Jhooth Nath' (liar) on Friday.

Chief Minister Chouhan made the remark while talking to reporters after plantation at smart city park in the state capital Bhopal.

He said, "I would like to ask only one question to Kamal Nath, he promised to give unemployment allowance to the youth. How many youths were given unemployment allowance during the 15 months rule of the Congress party in the state."

"Why did you (Kamal Nath) not give unemployment allowances? You will have to answer because you have become 'Jhoot Nath' (liar) by making false promises," Mr Chouhan said.

Besides, the Chief Minister took a jibe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his conviction by a Surat court in a defamation case and sentenced to two years in jail.

Mr Chouhan said, "Who will say that you do false things and don't even remember the limits. This has not happened for the first time with Rahul Gandhi. He has been sentenced in the case of 2019, even before this he has apologised. He has given many controversial statements.

"Rahul Gandhi had also given a statement in Madhya Pradesh's Jhabua district in which the case is going on in the court. I always say that he (Rahul Gandhi) is irresponsible and is immature. He says anything anywhere," he added.

Mr Chouhan further said, "There is an arrogance inside the Gandhi family that we are the best, we can say anything to anyone. They behave like kings. But this sentence by Surat court has proved that no one is above the law in a democracy."

Notably, on Thursday, Surat District Court sentenced Rahul Gandhi to two years of imprisonment in a criminal defamation case. He was later granted bail by the court and his sentence suspended for 30 days to let him appeal the decision.

The Surat District Court pronounced the verdict in the case for his alleged "how come all the thieves have Modi as the common surname?" remarks on a complaint lodged by BJP MLA and former Gujarat minister Purnesh Modi.

Mr Gandhi had made the alleged remarks about PM Modi's surname at a rally in Karnataka's Kolar, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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