Nath made the remark while addressing the ‘Berozgaar Maha Panchayat’ program in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore district on Saturday.
“I am surprised, what type of government is running here? The government whose priority is not the youth, that government should be thrown out. I am using these harsh words because you (youth) are our future,” Nath said.
Today, no investments are coming to Madhya Pradesh. CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan comes and does drama here in Indore about the investment summit that Rs 33 lakh crore investment will come, he said.
The Congress leader added, “I want to tell CM Chouhan to first fill the vacant posts, and do the rest of the things later.”
Meanwhile, reacting to Nath’s remark, BJP spokesperson Rajneesh Aggarwal hit back and said that Nath’s language showed he was feeling frustrated and disappointed due to the fear of his defeat in the upcoming assembly polls.
“It appears from Nath’s language that he is feeling frustrated and disappointed due to the fear of his defeat. The Congress-led Kamal Nath government had praised the investment that came in the BJP government before 2018 during the event of ‘Magnificent MP’,” Agarwal said.
Even before that, in the written reply in the state assembly, the Kamal Nath government itself explained about the benefits of the industrial investment and benefits during BJP’s Shivraj government, he said.
“Nath’s 15-month government had imposed an undeclared ban on government recruitments. In the name of skill development, youth were being given training about playing drums, bands and grazing cattle (referring to nothing productive activity),” he added.
Notably, the state is scheduled to go for the Assembly polls later this year. Through the polls, the state will elect legislators from 230 Assembly constituencies.
The last Assembly polls in 2018 saw the Congress coming to power, with veteran leader Kamal Nath taking oath as the chief minister.
Nonetheless, a political upheaval rocked the state in 2020, after the then Congressman Jyotiraditya Scindia, along with 22 loyalist MLAs, switched over to the BJP camp.
The Congress government fell after being reduced to a minority and the BJP formed the government, with Shivraj Singh Chouhan returning as chief minister. (ANI)