A New Low: Himachal Pradesh BJP Chief Uses Abusive Language Against Rahul Gandhi
Satpal Singh Satti used a misogynist slur to refer to the Congress president.
Indian political discourse witnessed a new low on Saturday as Himachal Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Satpal Singh Satti used abusive language against Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
Satti was addressing a public rally in Solan district when he made the comment.
He started his tirade expressing outrage against Rahul Gandhi calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a ‘chor’ (thief).
Satti said, “If the nation’s ‘chowkidar’ (nation) is a chor (thief) you say, then you (Rahul Gandhi) are a m*******”
#WATCH Himachal Pradesh BJP chief Satpal Singh Satti speaks in Solan, on Congress President Rahul Gandhi, over his 'Chowkidar chor hai' slogan. (13.04.2019) (Note: Strong language) pic.twitter.com/Kwg3UUbYqL
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On Sunday, the Himachal Pradesh unit of the Congress had sought an apology from Satti for using the derogatory remark, reported NDTV.
The remark is prima facie a violation of the model code of conduct.
Congress’ chief spokesperson Naresh Chauhan told NDTV, “We are taking the opinion of our legal cell. Subsequently, we may file a formal complaint against him with the election commission.”