Sholapur (Maharashtra): In what could rake up a controversy, Congress Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Praniti Shinde has said a new breed of “dengue mosquito” by the name of “Modi” is causing illness among citizens.
“There is a new dengue mosquito in our country, its name is ‘Modi baba’. Everybody is being affected because of him. He had a disease of telling lies… brothers and sisters, I will bring down inflation, deposit Rs Lakhs in your accounts,” she had said at a rally earlier in the week.
Shinde made this comment while criticising the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government over the increase in expenses under their dispensation. She also lambasted the Prime Minister for the increasing price of gas cylinders and said that the situation was much better under the Congress government.
This is the second statement from a Congress leader that has drawn the ire of the BJP.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is facing flak for calling the Prime Minister a “scorpion sitting on a Shivling.”
Tharoor, however, blamed the BJP for making an unnecessary issue out of his comment and claimed that it was a comparison that was drawn by an unnamed member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) six years ago.