BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday took a dig at the Congress leader Kamal Nath’s claim to form the government after 35 days in the state and said that Congress’ idea is good only to keep its heart happy and he is daydreaming. Cabinet minister Vishwas Sarang has also claimed that several Congress MLAs are still ready to join the saffron party.
“Dil ko behlane ko Ghalib khayal achcha hai. (To keep the heart happy, the idea is good),” Chouhan took a dig at the remarks by Kamal Nath.
The Congress leader had a day before claimed that the old party will form government after 35 days and then will appoint the Speaker in the assembly. “We will appoint the Speaker after 35 days in the state,” Nath had claimed after the all-party meeting at the assembly on Tuesday when he was asked about the appointments of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House.
Nath had also alleged that Congress MLA Govardhan Dangi, who was admitted to a private hospital in Bhopal three weeks ago with Covid-positive report, did not get proper treatment and succumbed to the infection even after shifting to a private hospital in New Delhi.
Meanwhile, state medical education minister Vishwas Sarang said that Nath should stop thinking about the Congress government and appointing a Speaker and a Deputy Speaker in the assembly. “Several Congress MLAs are still willing to join the BJP. We have asked them to exercise restraint because their quitting the old party would bring more troubles to Kamal Nath amid Covid-19 crisis,” claimed Sarang.
Referring to Nath’s statement on poor treatment of late Dangi he said, “It is highly objectionable and irresponsible. His statement will demoralise the corona warriors who have dedicated their life to save people suffering from Covid-19,” said Sarang.
“Sarang is medical education minister and he should be concerned how to stop corona infection and increasing deaths. As far as Nath’s statement goes, it is a fact that Congress will form the government after winning the bypolls in the state,” said Congress state spokesperson, K K Mishra.