TDN World Desk: After Rahul Bajaj and Manmohan Singh, Sumitra Mahajan makes hostile statement against Bharatiya Janata Party. Speaking at an event chaired by Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon in Indore, Ms Mahajan said on Monday, “If my government was in power, I could not speak against them but I felt that issues needed to be raised for the welfare of people of Indore. I used to humbly request [Congress leaders] Jitu Patwari and Tulsi Silawat to raise the issue, while also assuring that the situation will be handled and taken to Shivraj [Singh Chouhan],” she was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, a membe of RSS, served as Madhya Pradesh chief minister between 2005 and 2018. In December last year, after failing to get a majority in state assembly elections, he resigned from the post and was replaced by a Congress government led by Kamal Nath.

Sumitra Mahajan was speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha from 2014 to 2019. She had announced earlier this year that she would not contest the 2019 general elections.