Causing huge embarrassment to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath who had formed the government in the State last year, the power supply tripped during the early hours today when he reached the polling booth to cast his vote. Nath had turned up with his wife, son, and daughter-in-law at a polling booth in Shikhapur area at around 8 am.
As the CM arrived at the booth the power supply tripped leaving the leader red-faced. He was inside the polling booth when the power supply was interrupted. Later Nath and his family had to cast his vote in the flashlight of the cameras of the media persons. It took around half an hour to restore the power supply. When questioned about the tripping of the power supply, Nath said that the matter will be looked into.
Nath is accused in the 1984 Anti-Sikh riots. Prior to the Assembly elections in the State, a video of Nath was going viral on social media wherein he was advising the Muslim community to be patient till the assembly elections and saying “we will deal with them later” probably referring to the Hindus.
Recently during the Income-Tax Department raids at 50 locations connected with the Chief Minister a huge cache of currency notes was found stuffed in suitcases. Along with other things recovered in the rais, the I-T Department had found a diary belonging the Nath’s brother-in-law and the chairman of the Moser Baer group, Deepak Puri which revealed that Moser Baer group had involved in converting Rs. 242 crore of money to dollars by raising bogus bills.