Kateel faces flak for remarks on Rahul

KARNATAKA BELAGAVI 11 -04 2021 Nalin Kumar Kateel, BJP state president speaks to journalists in belagavi on Sunday BADIGER PK   

BJP State President Nalinkumar Kateel kicked up a controversy on Tuesday by saying that “according to some media reports” Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is a “drug addict and drug peddler.”

Speaking at the preparatory meeting on the forthcoming council polls in Hubballi on Tuesday, Mr. Kateel made these derogatory remarks, while attributing it to unspecified “media reports.”

Taking exception to this, KPCC President D.K. Shivakumar took to twitter on Tuesday seeking an apology. “Yesterday I said I believe we should be civil and respectful in politics, even to our opponents. I hope the BJP agrees with me and will apologise for their state President’s abusive and unparliamentary remarks against Mr. Rahul Gandhi.”

On Monday Congress on Twitter called Prime Minister Narendra Modi “illiterate” but took it down after Mr. Shivakumar expressed regret over it and chastised his partymen for the tweet.

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