Congressâ€™ state unit president Kamal Nath has said that BJP is at an advantage only because of fragmentation of votes.
Madhya Pradesh Congress president and former union minister Kamal Nath has said in an interview with The Economic Times that the party is confident of beating the ruling BJP in the upcoming assembly election.
Nath also said that talks are on with Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for a possible pre-poll alliance to ensure that the BJP gets less than 50 seats in the 230-member assembly.
â€œIf the Chief Minister had done such good work, he would not have to go the people for aashirwaad (blessings)â€¦ to buy aashirwaadâ€¦ people would have come to him to give aashirwaad,â€� NathÂ told the newspaper.
Nath also said that CMÂ Shivraj Singh Chouhan was misusing government funds and public money for the Jan Ashirwaad Yatra.
â€œThis is nothing but a government yatra â€” all paid for on government expense, all government machinery used to collect crowds. Chouhan is misusing government funds and public money for political purposes. The yatra is good for the morale of the CM and BJP workers but yeh laayi hui bheed hai na ki aayi hui bheed (this is a brought-over crowd and not one which turned-up on its own),â€� Nath added.
â€œWe can beat the BJP on our own in MP but we are trying for an alliance with the BSP to decimate BJP. We are talking to the BSPâ€¦ I spoke to them last week and I am doing so next week too. We are talking to the BSP at various levels,â€� Nath said.