PM Modi Played Key Role in Toppling Kamal Nath Govt: Vijayvargiya 

Kamal Nath’s government fell in March when 22 Congress MLAs and Jyotiraditya Scindia jumped ship to BJP.

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BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya.

Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Wednesday, 16 December, raked controversy for the BJP government by claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi played an "important role" in the fall of the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh in March.

While addressing a Kisan Sammelan in Indore, the former MP minister and present BJP national general secretary in-charge of West Bengal said:

“Aap kisi ko batana mat, maine aaj tak kisi ko nahi bataayee, pahli baar is manch se bata raha hoon, ki Kamal Nathji ki sarkar girane mein yadi mahatvpoorna bhumika kisiki thee toh Narendra Modiji ki thee, Dharmendra Pradhanji ki nahi,” NDTV quoted Vijaywargiya as saying.

(Translation: “Don’t tell anyone, I haven’t told this to anyone till now. I am making it public for the first time from this stage. If anyone played an important role in toppling the Kamal Nath government, it was Narendra Modi and not Dharmendra Pradhan.”)

During the address Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and MP Home Minister Narottam Mishra were also present on the stage.

Soon after Vijaywargiya’s comment, Congress spokesman Narendra Singh Saluja took to Twitter to share the video of Vijaywargiya’s sensational disclosure.

“It is crystal clear now that Prime Minister Narendra Modi toppled the constitutionally-elected governments in an unconstitutional manner. National BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has confessed. Congress allegations have been confirmed,” tweeted Saluja in Hindi.

Kamal Nath’s government fell in March when 22 Congress MLAs jumped ship to BJP along with former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Earlier in June, MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan reportedly told party workers that it was the BJP's central leadership that had decided to topple the Congress government, which broke apart after former MP Jyotiraditya Scindia led a high-profile revolt, reported NDTV.

(With inputs from NDTV)

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