Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Imarti Devi is in discussion these days. The reason is the statement given by former CM Kamal Nath. In fact, Kamal Nath reached Dabra in Madhya Pradesh (MP) to campaign in support of Congress candidate Suresh Raje. During this, he told the forum that Surendra Rajesh is our candidate, he is straight in his simple nature.
It’s not like that, what’s his name? Should I take his name, you know him better than me, you should warn me in advance ‘what is this item’. At the same time, senior Congress leader and former Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh while addressing the public meeting said that the public will make Imrati Devi a Jalebi on November 3.
Imrati Devi is one of the former MLAs who left the Congress and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a few months ago. Imrati Devi is considered an ardent supporter of Jyotiraditya Scindia. She is the same Emirati Devi, who in March this year, while expressing her loyalty to Jyotiraditya Scindia, said that ‘If Scindia falls in the well, we will fall together’.
Imarti Devi was previously the Minister of Women and Child Development in the Kamal Nath government. During that time a video of him became quite viral in which Imrati Devi touched the feet of the then Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia. According to the information, Jyotiraditya Scindia had come to have breakfast at the residence of Dr. Vijayalakshmi Sadhau, Minister of Medical Education. During this time, the Minister of Women and Child Development, Imrati Devi, took the blessings of Jyotiraditya Scindia by touching her feet.
The Party lodged a complaint against the former MP CM against the Election Commission of India (ECI) on the use of offensive remarks against a member of the Scheduled Caste and requested to bar the campaigns of the Congressional Chief in by-polls.
The BJP called Nath ‘s comment an insult to women as well as to the SC community. A group of the party had met with officers of the Election Commission in Bhopal to speak of Nath “insulting women and dalits.”
Kamal Nath said that his party’s candidate was a simple person, unlike his opponent who is a “item” at a poll in Dabra, where Congress is up against Imarti Devi, a BJP candidate.
“Ye unke jaise nahi hai… kya hai uska naam? [He is not like her, what is her name?],” Nath asked the crowd while campaigning for party candidate Suresh Raje in Dabra for the upcoming Assembly bye-polls. The crowd responded with BJP candidate Imarti Devi’s name. “You know her better than I do, you people should have warned me beforehand… ye kya item hai… kya item hai,” said Nath.
After the statement of these leaders, there has been a political earthquake in Madhya Pradesh. In honor of Imrati Devi, state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan will hold a silent protest in Bhopal on Monday from 10 am to 12 pm for two hours. At the same time, party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia will lead this strike in Indore.
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Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted that the Congress leadership has revealed its “feudal mindset” with such comments. “Imarti Devi has her roots in Gwalior and Chambal and belongs to a Scheduled Caste,” he said at a gathering in Gwalior on Sunday, according to The Indian Express. “She has worked hard and risen from being a labourer to an MLA and then a minister. Who gave you the right to insult a person coming from a humble background?”
Who is Imrati Devi ?
As per details given by Madhya Pradesh Public Relations Department, Imarti Devi was born on 14 April 1975 in Chabra Village, Datia District. The main business of Imrati Devi, having been educated until Higher Secondary, was agriculture. She was a member of Zilla Panchayat Gwalior and director and member of Agricultural Produce Market Gwalior from 2004-2009.
In 2008, Imrati Devi was elected as a member of the 13th Assembly. She was a member of the Library Committee from 2008 to 2011. Around 2011 and 2014, she was a member of the Women and Children ‘s Rights Committee. Imrati Devi was also the patron of the Scheduled Caste / Tribe Benefit Defense Association.
Imrati Devi was elected MLA of the Dabra Assembly in the district of Gwalior for the second time in 2013. After that, for the third time in 2018, she was again elected to the 15th Assembly as an MLA from the Dabra district of Gwalior.
On 25 December 2018, Imrati Devi was sworn in as Minister in the Cabinet. After that, on July 2, 2020, he also took an oath as Minister in the cabinet of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan.