Kamal Nath
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Cong doesn't need to go to people for blessings: Kamal Nath on Shivraj's Aashirwaad Yatra

ANI | Updated: Jul 29, 2018 22:47 IST

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], July 29 (ANI): Congress Member of Parliament (MP) Kamal Nath on Sunday made fun of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's Jan Aashirwaad Yatra and termed it as "Mazak (comedy) Yatra".
Talking to the media, Nath, who was elected as the president of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee in May, believed that the, unlike BJP, the Congress party does not need to go to people to seek their blessings.
Nath also accused Chouhan of misusing public funds for campaigning in the wake of upcoming polls in the state.
"I am getting complaints every day that through Jan Aashirwaad Yatra, this government (Shivraj government) is misusing and campaigning on public funds. They are trying to buy the blessings of people. This Jan Aashirwaad Yatra has turned into Mazak (comedy) Yatra. We will not go to seek blessing, I believe that the people themselves will give blessings to us," he said.
Chief Minister Chouhan on July 14 kicked off his "Jan Ashirwad Yatra" from Ujjain. The yatra was flagged off by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah.
During the yatra which will conclude on September 25, the chief minister is expected to address several rallies covering all the 230 Assembly segments in the state. The yatra is aimed at reaching and connecting with voters in all assembly segments of Madhya Pradesh before polls.
It is to be noted that the Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh are due later this year.
While the BJP is eyeing fourth consecutive term in the state, the opposition Congress is making effort to regain power in the state after 15 years. (ANI)

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