Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath here said it is an obsolete law formulated in British era for freedom fighters. He was responding to a query on BJP’s criticism on Congress election manifesto announcement of scrapping sedition law once Congress is in power. While launching the Congress party’s theme song for upcoming Lok Sabha elections here at PCC on Wednesday, Nath claimed it was an antique legislation while there are other legislations including the National Security Law. “What is the date of sedition law, please tell me. British time (sic)” Nath said adding whether we should keep the law of the British times.

“BJP leader should be ashamed of it and should have scrapped this themselves,” he added. Referring to his meeting on certain schemes not part of the Vachan Patra, the Congress election manifesto of assembly polls, Nath claimed he has chalked out various schemes for MP but refrained from sharing them with the media saying model election code of conduct was in force and he would announce these decisions on May 24.

Lambasting the BJP for its claims that the country turned safe only when PM Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, Nath asked whether they (BJP) consider commoners fool. Sought to know whether it was Modi who formed the armed forces, NDA, IMA and sainik schools, the MP Chief Minister said they claim the country is safe under Modi and would turn unsafe without him, I say the country is not safe despite PM Modi being in power.

He also accused BJP of misusing name of armed forces. Saying the Congress was deemed weak in places like Bhopal and Jabalpur, Nath said he was confident the Congress would win both the seats. To add, Bhopal and Jabalpur have been under BJP’s hold for years but this time the Congress is making all possible efforts to wrest these seats from the saffron candidates.