His remark unfortunate, says Rahul Gandhi, but Kamal Nath refuses to apologise

Updated: 21 October, 2020 09:06 IST | Agencies | Bhopal

Rahul Gandhi while addressing a press briefing in Wayanad condemned Kamal Nath's remarks saying that he did not like the kind of language the former Chief Minister used

Kamal Nath during an election campaign rally in Mandhata Assembly constituency. Pic/PTI
Kamal Nath during an election campaign rally in Mandhata Assembly constituency. Pic/PTI

Soon after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi condemned former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath's remark on the woman leader, the latter refused to apologise saying he has already clarified the context in which he made that statement.

"It is Rahul Gandhi's opinion. I have already clarified the context in which I made that statement... Why should I apologise when I did not intend to insult anyone? If anyone felt insulted, I have already expressed regret," said Nath.

Earlier today, Rahul Gandhi while addressing a press briefing in Wayanad condemned Nath's remarks saying that he did not like the kind of language the former Chief Minister used.

"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," said Gandhi.

Former Chief Minister Kamal Nath referred to Imarti Devi as an "item" at an election meeting in the Dabra (scheduled caste) assembly constituency in Gwalior district, sparking a controversy.

"Suresh Raje ji hamare ummeedvar hai...yeh uske jaise nah hai...kya hai uska naam ... main kya uska naam lun? ...apko toh mujhe pehle savdhan karna chahiye tha ... yeh kya item hai... (Our candidate is not like her... what's her name? You know her better and should have warned me earlier... What an item!), Kamal Nath said in Hindi while the crowd called out Imarti Devi's name.

The former CM was addressing a campaign rally in Dabra for Congress candidate Suresh Raje. Imarti Devi is also contesting on the BJP ticket from Dabra.

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First Published: 21 October, 2020 07:23 IST

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