New Delhi: Maharashtra Congress MLA and daughter of former CM Sushil Kumar Shinde has courted a fresh controversy by comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a ‘dengue mosquito’. Addressing a rally, Solapur South Congress MLA, Praniti Shinde said,”We have a new dengue mosquito in our country, whose name is Modi baba. Everyone is falling sick because of him. So do whatever you can, spray pesticides and throw him out of the power next time.” Also Read - Netizens Share Fake NASA Image of India After PM Modi's Request to Switch Lights on April 5 at 9PM
She also attacked local BJP MP Sharad Bansode by calling him a ‘drunkard’. “The BJP leaders have not spent a single penny for the development of this district. What the government has given to our district are two leaders who keep fighting amongst themselves and one drunkard MP,” India Today quoted Shinde as saying. Also Read - Actor Sana Saeed's Father Passed Away on The Day of Janata Curfew While She Was Stuck in LA Amid Lockdown
Responding to her statement, the BJP MP made derogatory remarks against her. He said,”Those who were caught in rave parties in sleeveless clothes have no right to attack me. I know what she does in Mumbai. If I open my mouth she will have no face to show in Solapur. This is the last warning to her.” Also Read - April 5 at 9PM: Bollywood Celebs React as PM Modi Urges to Switch Off Electricity, Light up Diyas to Combat Coronavirus
Last year during a heated Assembly election campaign, PM Modi had compared Congress to termites. “If you clean just on the surface, termites come back after a few days. The Congress party’s depraved mentality is like termites. You cannot just change the government and expect to be done with it, you have to take them out from the roots. Only then we can free Himachal of this disease,” PM had said.