A video of Patwari’s remarks has become a talking point on the social media and raised controversy in the poll-bound state, where assembly elections are scheduled to be held on November 28. The clip shows Patwari, who represents Rau assembly constituency in Indore district, and his supporters seeking blessings from an elderly couple during door-to-door campaign, when he made the remarks.
The leader got a lot of flak on social media as his statement came a mere 3 weeks before assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh. The timing of the statement was crucial also because it came just a day after senior Congress leaders Salman Khurshid and P Chidambaram allegedly gave a cold shoulder to party president Rahul Gandhi.
In the video, Madhya Pradesh Congress working President and MLA Jitu Patwari can be heard saying, “Mera khayal rakhna, meri izzat rakhna, party gayi tel lene(Dump the party and vote for me).”
Here is the video:
#WATCH Congress MLA from Indore’s Rau,Jitu Patwari during door-to door campaigning in Indore, says, “Aapko meri izzat rakhni hai, Party gayi tel lene.” #MadhyaPradesh ( Source: Mobile footage) pic.twitter.com/ZIodfLdwEY
— ANI (@ANI) October 23, 2018
The BJP has raised doubts over the questionable behaviour of the Congress leader.
As per reports, action may be taken against the party worker due to his statements. He has made it clear to the voters that his personal interests are above his party and its leadership,” said state BJP spokesperson Umesh Sharma. Patwari, who had won Rau assembly seat in 2013 assembly elections, is an aspirant for the party ticket for the forthcoming elections.
Jitu Patwari’s Clarification On ‘Party Gayi Tel Lene’
After triggering a massive row by his remark ‘party gayi tel lene’, Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s close aide and MP Congress Working President Jitu Patwari issued a clarification over his statement on Tuesday . Patwari claimed that his statement was misinterpreted as he was talking to the BJP workers and asked them to forget their party and vote for him in the upcoming elections
Patwari, is an MLA from Rau assembly constituency and was appointed Congress Working President in April this year for the upcoming assembly elections in the state, is seen doing a ‘Jan Sampark’ campaign in the video where he goes to the homes of voters in his constituency and asks for votes. He is clearly heard telling his voters to vote for him and keep his honour while disregarding the party.
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