Former Chief Minister Kamal Nath Thursday said the upcoming by-elections in Madhya Pradesh will determine the future of the state. Talking to reporters in Bhopal, Nath said he has been working to strengthen his party for the last four months. And, he added, that the fight is not with the achievements of the BJP, but its organization.
On the upcoming bypolls for 27 seats in Madhya Pradesh, Nath said, “These by-polls are not general elections. I don’t even consider it a by-election. These polls will determine the future of the state.”
“People have a picture of 15 months of the Congress-rule and 15 years of the BJP in their mind. And my government had proven its intentions with its policies,” he said.
Referring to the BJP leaders’ allegations about the failures of the Congress government to waive farmers’ loans, Nath said “I am releasing a pen drive containing names, phone numbers of 26 lakh farmers and the amount of loans waived off. This is a proof of our loan waiver and it fully exposes the BJP’s false propaganda.”
He said, even BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia had been part of the loan waiver certificate distribution programme. But, he said, now he has been making allegations that loans have not been waived as promised.
“This is nothing but the BJP’s politics of falsehood. However, it will not gain ground in the state,” he said. About the dismissal of his government, Nath said, “Everyone saw how they played with the Constitution and democracy. An elected popular government in the state fell because of auction of MLAs by the BJP. I was trying to change Madhya Pradesh’s identity, but the BJP was unable to accept it.”