MP polls: Shivraj Chouhan tears into Rahul Gandhi

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday took a dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his recent statement on the latter’s son’s name figuring in the Panama Papers.

While addressing a public rally in Jabua on Monday, Rahul Gandhi said that Kartikey Chouhan was named in the Panama papers. However, the very next day, the Congress president clarified that he got confused when he leveled allegations against the chief minister’s son.

On Wednesday, Kartikey filed a criminal defamation case against the Congress chief .

Reacting to the allegations levelled by Rahul Gandhi , Chouhan said, “After Rahul Gandhi put allegations on me and my son, media asked him for proof. However, he said that he got confused. If you will keep getting confused like this, then how will you run the country?”
He further alleged that Rahul Gandhi went to a restaurant in Indore on Tuesday to have ice cream and referred to senior Congress leader, “Kamal ice cream bohat achi hai tum bhi khao. (Kamal the ice cream is really nice. You also should have it).”

Chouhan added, “Kamal Nath has worked with his (Rahul’s) father (Rajiv Gandhi). Is this Indian culture to address a man of 70-75 years by his name?”

The Congress, which has been out of power in the state since 2003, is leaving no stone unturned while targeting the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state which was going to polls on November 28.