Updated April 20th, 2024 at 10:57 IST

It's controversial/ Jodhpur Congress Candidate's Shocker on PM Modi: How Can Tea-Seller's Son Talk About IITs and IIMs?

"You used to make tea in your house. How can a tea-seller's son speak such rubbish?", asked Jodhpur's Congress candidate Karan Singh Uchiyarda

Reported by: Digital Desk
Congress leader stoops to a new low | Image:Agencies
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Jodhpur: Jodhpur's Congress candidate Karan Singh Uchiyarda stooped to a new low after he asked how Prime Minister Narendra Modi could talk about IITs and IIMs as he belonged to a tea-seller's house. Speaking to an online media channel, Singh said, "Where did IITs and IIMs originate in our country? Did you give birth to these institutions? You used to make tea in your house. How can a tea-seller's son speak such rubbish?" The video, which is going viral on X, has stirred a huge controversy.

A close aide of Sachin Pilot, Singh will be taking on Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat from the Jodhpur constituency for the first time. Shekhawat is eying an hattrick from the Jodhpur seat after he defeated Ashok Gehlot's son Vaibhav in 2019.

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Singh, who is currently the general secretary of Rajasthan Congress, had tried lobbing for contesting Lok Sabha elections last time from the Pali constituency. However, he failed to secure a ticket as he was close to Pilot and former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was at the helm of affairs in the state. 

Congress has decided to field a fresh face against Shekhawat this time around. In 2014, Shekhawat had breached the Congress bastion after he won by a record margin of over 4 lakh votes.

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Published April 20th, 2024 at 09:08 IST