New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was left red faced on Monday after party’s Himachal Pradesh unit chief Satpal Singh Satti made an obscene slur at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for calling PM Narendra Modi a ‘chor’ (thief). Addressing a poll rally in Solan ahead of second phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019, the BJP leader said that Gandhi should not call the Prime Minister ‘chor’ when his entire family is out on bail.
“Rahul Gandhi is out on bail, his mother is out on bail, brother in law (Robert Vadra) is out on bail and yet he calls PM Modi Chor (thief). Modi Ji is not even on bail, there is no case against him then who are you to call him a chor like a judge,” Satti can be heard saying in a video released by news agency ANI.
He added,”A Punjabi man asked me to convey this to you with a heavy heart that if this country’s ‘chowkidar’ [watchman] is a ‘chor’, then you are a m********.”
Reacting sharply to the remarks, the Congress has demanded an apology from the BJP leader. Speaking to ANI, Himachal Congress chief Naresh Chouhan said,”This government has failed in the last five years and now they are speaking like this. The public does not like this kind of language and it is shameful the way comments are being made on leaders. Satti and the BJP must apologise.”
The grand old party has also said that they would file a complaint with the EC if Satpal Satti fails to apologise.