Kamal Nath moves Supreme Court against Election Commission’s order to revoke his ‘star campaigner’ status

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath on Saturday approached Supreme Court against Election commission’s order of withdrawing his ‘star campaigner’ status.

The Election Commission on Friday revoked the star campaigner status of Kamal Nath, citing repeated violation of Model Code of Conduct.

For repeated violation of Model of Conduct and for “completely disregarding” the advisories issued to him, the commission revoked Kamal Nath’s star campaigner status.

If any campaign is done by Kamal Nath from now onwards, the entire expenditure related to travel, stay, the visit will be borne by the candidate in whose constituency campaign is being undertaken, the Election Commission’s order states.

Kamal Nath had earlier been warned by the Election Commission after he used the word “item” for a woman BJP candidate.

While Campaigning, the former CM had mocked BJP’s Imarti Devi, saying the Congress candidate was a simple person unlike his opponent, who was an item.

The Commission had advised Kamal Nath that while making public utterances he should not use any such word or statement during the period of Model Code of Conduct.