Fri, 20 Jan 2023 08:51 AM IST
MADHYA Pradesh minister has created a controversy for reportedly asking Congress leaders in the state to join the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or face the demolition threat by the chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's bulldozer.
The video of MP Panchayat Minister Mahendra Singh Sisodia went viral on Social media. Sisodia made the remarks during a public meeting in Ruthiyai town in the Guna district on Wednesday.
"Join the BJP. Move towards this side (ruling party) slowly. In 2023 (when Assembly polls are scheduled in the state) too, the BJP will form government in MP. Mama's bulldozer is ready," Sisodia reportedly said at the gathering while canvassing for the Raghogarh Nagar civic poll which is scheduled to be held today. (January 20), PTI reported.
Hitting out at the minister, Congress media department in charge KK Mishra took Twitter and said, "Panchayat Minister Mahendra Singh Sisodia said to Congressmen in Raghogarh 'Join BJP or else bulldozer is ready after 2023'. Minister, your bulldozer is not bigger than the British, we have fought with them."
राघोगढ़ में कांग्रेसियों से बोले पंचायत मंत्री महेंद्र सिंह सिसोदिया "भाजपा में आ जाओ नहीं तो 2023 के बाद बुलडोजर तैयार है"— KK Mishra (@KKMishraINC) January 19, 2023
मंत्री जी,आपका बुल डोजर अंग्रेजों से बड़ा नहीं है,हम उनसे लड़े हैं.@OfficeOfKNath pic.twitter.com/t0ZvVtd8Oh
Guna district Congress chief Harishankar Vijaywargiya also criticised the minister's remarks and said, "He (Mahendra Singh Sisodia) should exercise restraint in his language. The people of Raghogarh will give a befitting reply to him on January 20 in the polls," Vijaywargiya said.
Raghogarh is the home turf of senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh and his son Jaiwardhan Singh is the local MLA.
Meanwhile, Congress has exuded its confidence in forming government in the state following the state assembly elections scheduled for this year. Congress leader Phool Singh Baraiya on Thursday made a strong statemnt saying he would blacken his face if BJP wins even 50 seats.
"If BJP will win even 50 seats in the State Assembly elections this year, then I will blacken my face with my hands in front of Raj Bhawan. It is my pledge and I am fully prepared for this," Baraiya, as quoted by the news agency ANI, said.
(With Agencies Inputs)