Chief Minister Kamal Nath, who announced Rs 1 crore assistance, a house and a job for a family member, visited the family and consoled the family along with two cabinet ministers. He deputed a senior minister to attend the final journey of the martyr.
As clamour grows for fielding them in the upcoming general elections, things are set to change for Nakul Nath, elder son of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, and Priyadarshini Raje, wife of Congress chief whip in Lok Sabha Jyotiraditya Scindia.
No decision has, however, been taken to revoke the NSA in the present cases. Sources said the Congress government is worried about the possible fallout if it decides to revoke the NSA or acts against district officials for using it.
Having won just five seats more than the BJP in the 230-member Assembly, the Congress is being extra cautious; it won 114 seats but its vote share was marginally less than BJP’s. For the first time in 15 years, it will contest the general elections as the ruling party in the state.
National Security Act (NSA) has been slapped against three persons after they were arrested for cow slaughter in communally sensitive Khandwa town of Madhya Pradesh, the first such action under the Congress government.
In 2011, nine villages in Madhya Pradesh were made part of a pilot study, where villagers were given a basic, assured sum for close to 18 months. While some say it changed their lives forever, others say they worried a little less over basic needs, even if briefly
Insisting that there was not one government-run gaushala in the state, Chief Minister Kamal Nath said by instructing quick completion of Project Gaushala his government had fulfilled one more promise made in the party’s manifesto.