SATNA (MADHYA PRADESH): While addressing a public meeting in Satna on Friday, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan took a jibe at Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who is fondly called as Mama (maternal uncle) by his supporters attacked Gandhi by using lyrics of a famous song and called him a pardesi (foreigner). He targeted Gandhi for his foreign visits and said that Mr Gandhi stays less in the country and spends more time abroad.

Yeh to thehre pardesi, saath kya nibhayenge?” Mr Chouhan rhymed while addressing a public meeting in Satna on Friday for the upcoming Assembly polls in the state. Chouhan quoted the lyrics of the 1997 song sung by Qawwali singer Altaf Raja.

Mr Chouhan said that Mr Gandhi was an outsider, and in the end, Mama (Chouhan) would be present to help the people of the state. “Where will be Rahul Gandhi after 28 November? He stays less in India and more abroad. He wouldn’t be in India after the voting will be over as he stays outside the country. He is an outsider, he won’t be here to help us. In the end, Mama will be here to help.”

Bhartiya Janta Party has been in power in Madhya Pradesh since 2003 and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is looking forward to becoming the Chief Minister of the state for the continuous fourth term. On the other hand, Congress is participating in the state Assembly elections for the first time under Rahul Gandhi’s leadership. Congress is willing to grab the power from the BJP in MP so that it can provide a boost to the party for the upcoming General election in 2019.

The voting for the assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh will take place on 28 November while the results for the same will be announced on 11th of December.