Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath has triggered a fresh row in the run up to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections. Addressing a press conference over distribution of tickets to candidates, the former Union minister referred to names of women being as a decoration.
When asked about lesser number of women candidates featuring in the Congress list of candidates, the veteran Congress leader said, “We gave tickets to all women candidates who could win. Just for the sake of quota or decoration…we did not choose that path.”
The remark by the Congress leader gave a shot in the arm of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which demanded that the leadership of the grand old party and Kamal Nath must apologise for the same.