Shivraj's son lashes out at Jyotiraditya Scindia on latter's turf ahead of Assembly bypoll
BHOPAL/GWALIOR: Kartikeya Singh Chouhan, the son of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, gave a glimpse of his political ambitions, as he addressed a rally in Kolaras ahead of the forthcoming Assembly bypoll.
Though Kartikeya has been a visible face in political events in Budhni town in Sehore lately, this is his first major foray in political events outside his father's pocketborough.
In the rally, he made a sharp attack on Congress’ senior leader and chief whip in the Lok Sabha, Jyotiraditya Scindia. It was a convention of the Dhakad Samaj, which he addressed in Kolaras town on Sunday.
“The Congress MP is doing low-level politics. Calling my father and his ministers as ‘Kauravs is very low standard politics. People of the state are seeing it and would give befitting reply", he said about Scindia.
“Look at my father, not at the candidate and make lotus bloom to strengthen the BJP government of the state,” he added. "My father doesn't fight with anyone. He only wants to fight poverty. Stay united and help BJP form the government", Kartikeya further said.
Earlier Jyotiraditya Scindia, while campaigning in Kolaras on Saturday had termed CM Chouhan and his ministers as 'Kauravas'. Though dates for the assembly by-poll are not announced but political activities in the area have already begun.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has already visited the constituency five times in last one month while Congress chief whip in the Lok Sabha and Guna- Ashoknagar MP Jyotiraditya has been camping in the constituency for the last three days.
Apart from Chouhan, nearly a dozen ministers of his cabinet have campaigned for the party and have participated in various conventions here. Chouhan, after losing two consecutive assembly by-polls, is under pressure and for BJP it is an issue of prestige to win the poll.