A Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) minister, Bisahulal Singh, in Madhya Pradesh is receiving flak over his derogatory remarks for a Congress candidate Vishwanath Singh Kunjam’s wife, PTI reported. Minister Bisahulal Singh is contesting the November 3 bypoll from Anuppur against Kunjam. 

In a video, which went viral on Monday, Singh can be seen calling Kunjam’s second wife, a “mistress”.

“Why Vishwanath Singh is hiding information about his first wife and mentioned his ‘Rakhail’ (mistress) in the nomination papers? He has not given information about his first wife, but about his mistress,” the minister was heard saying.

Kunjam says he’ll file a defamation lawsuit against Singh, as per a PTI report.

“I got married 15 years back and have a 14-year-old daughter. I will file a defamation suit against him,” Kunjam said.

This exposes the BJP candidate’s character. On one hand, they are staging the drama of silent fast and on the other hand, they disrespect women, he added.

Several BJP leaders in MP, led by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan sat on a two-hour silent fast on Monday, as a mark of protest against former CM Kamal Nath‘s comments on state minister Imarti Devi.

Ahead of the November 3 by-elections in the state, Nath, while addressing a poll meeting on Sunday in Gwalior’s Dabra town, where the Congress is up against Imarti Devi, said his party candidate was a “simple person” unlike his opponent who is an “item”.

Chouhan also wrote a letter on Monday to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi asking her to sack Nath from all party posts.

Meanwhile, Nath issued a clarification on Monday in which he said he “doesn’t insult anyone” and that Chouhan is “looking for excuses.”

Bypolls for 28 Assembly seats in the state will be held on November 3.