The Congress is in do or die situation to win the assembly polls and it is campaigning in Madhya Pradesh for the elections has hit fresh controversy after another video of its senior leader Kamal Nath went viral on social media.
The video has been surfaced widely weeks before the polling in the state. In the video, Kamal Nath appears to be addressing party men and urging them to ensure Muslim votes, how important it is for their party.
"My request to you is that you analyse past records... How much voting in Muslim booths, and if there was 50-60 per cent voting, then why 60 per cent - why not 90 per cent? This post-mortem is very important," says the nine-time Lok Sabha parliamentarian. There is applause.
"If we don't get 90 per cent votes of the Muslims, then we are doomed. You are talking about 80 (per cent). I am talking about 90... You know where there are Muslim votes, how much voting took place there? If there was less than 60 per cent voting, then why? It must have been a big reason," says Kamal Nath.
Shocking Video: Kamalnath clearly says 'If 90% muslims won't vote to Congress, We will be destroyed. This is illegal, I request EC to take strict action for this communal politics and #ArrestKamalnath immediately. pic.twitter.com/X1AvMTwqxT— Bhaiyyaji (@bhaiyyajispeaks) November 21, 2018
Later, the Bhartiya Janta Party lashed out at Kamal Nath's "polarising politics", saying that the real face of the Congress has been exposed. "Congress is playing divisive politics by categorizing booths on the basis of religion," BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said.
The BJP's Amit Malviya tweeted the video and called it the "communal truth of the Congress's politics".
The assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh is scheduled on 28 November along with Mizoram and the counting of votes will be done on 11 December.