Ka­mal, Diggy tar­get Scin­dia, taunt him as a ‘cir­cus tiger’

The Asian Age - - Front Page - RABINDRA NATH CHOUDHURY

A day af­ter se­nior BJP leader Jy­oti­ra­ditya Scin­dia re­minded arch ri­vals Ka­mal Nath and Digvi­jay Singh of his re­turn to cen­trestage in Mad­hya Pradesh pol­i­tics, us­ing the pop­u­lar Bol­ly­wood line “tiger abhi zinda hai”, the lat­ter hit back Fri­day, with Mr Nath liken­ing him to a “cir­cus tiger”. Mr Scin­dia, who pulled down the 15-month Ka­mal Nath gov­ern­ment by switch­ing to the BJP three months ago, on Thurs­day re­minded the two Congress vet­er­ans that he had made a strong come­back in state pol­i­tics with a lion’s share in the Shivraj Singh Chouhan min­istry for his sup­port­ers.

Mr Singh re­counted that his favourite sport was hunt­ing tigers when the Wildlife Act was not in force. “Late Mad­havrao Scin­dia and I hunted tigers when there was no ban. Af­ter Indira Gandhi brought in the Wildlife Pro­tec­tion Act 1972, I started cap­tur­ing tigers in my cam­era”, Mr Singh tweeted.

For­mer CM Ka­mal Nath took a pot­shot at Mr Scin­dia, say­ing “cir­cus tigers” like him “lack the ba­sic in­stinct of ag­gres­sion”.

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