A day after Congress stooped to a disgusting new low in political rhetoric when its senior leader BK Hariprasad launched 'Suwar Ka Zukham' attack on Amit Shah, the leader has again brewed a new controversy. This time Mr Hariprasad has accused Amit Shah of lying and alleged that 'he has not been admitted in AIIMS for swine flu'. He also added that 'We have contacts in AIIMS'.
Unapologetic about his previous statement, the Congress MP said:
"Whatever statements I made yesterday was in my mother tongue. Why you all are so concerned about Amit Shah? Why can't you talk about Mahatma Gandhi? We also know people in AIIMS. They have told us that he has not been admitted in AIIMS for swine flu".
Earlier on Thursday, BK Hariprasad, one of Rahul Gandhi's top MPs, had said that Amit Shah has caught "suwar ka zukham". He also said that Shah's illness was a "curse for meddling in Karnataka politics" and added that the more he interferes in the state's politics, the sicker he will fall.
"Amit Shah knows very well. Even Narendra Modi knows well that you can't shake Karnataka. On Rafale issue, they've looted Rs 30,000 cr. They think using that money you can destabilise the govt in Karnataka. If there is a duplicate or bogus Chanakya, it's Amit Shah and they've proven this point. They keep trying again and again. Amit Shah is party to this crisis. He's already kidnapped 6 MLAs and placed them at a Mumbai hotel. They've been taken as prisoners and BJP and RSS workers are keeping vigil outside. Some MLAs have returned, so Amit Shah is worried and has fallen ill. It's not a normal fever, it's called 'pig fever' or swine flu. If you try to meddle with the Karnataka govt, not just 'pig fever', you will also get diarrhoea and vomiting illness," he said.
This above statement came after Amit Shah took to Twitter and informed that he was suffering from swine flu.
Hariprasad has continued in the string of Gaali politics used by the Congress which had employed it ahead of the assembly elections. Congress leader CP Joshi had hit out a classist slur at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP leader Uma Bharti while addressing a gathering in November.
Another Congress leader, Raj Babbar issued a political attack in the same month at the Prime Minister citing the latter's mother, saying: "The Rupee's rate has fallen as low as the Prime Minister's mother's age".