NEW DLEHI: A senior Congress leader in Karnataka on Thursday mocked the health condition of BJP President Amit Shah, who has been admitted to the AIIMS in Delhi for treatment of swine flue, and linked it to political developments in the state.
“Amit Shah has got fever due to panic. He panicked as some MLAs (of the Congress) have come back. If he topples the Congress-JD(S) government, then he will have vomitting and loose motions. That is why he got swine fever,” Congress MP B.K. Hariprasad said at a party event here.
His remarks came under attack by the BJP which demanded that the Congress party should make a public apology. Responding to Hariprasad’s jibe, senior BJP leader tweeted:
जिस तरह का गंदा और बेहूदा बयान कांग्रेस के सांसद बीके हरिप्रसाद ने भाजपा अध्यक्ष @AmitShah जी के स्वास्थ्य के लिये किया हैं, यह कांग्रेस के स्तर को दर्शाता है, फ्लू का उपचार है, लेकिन कांग्रेस के नेताओं की मानसिक बीमारी का उपचार मुश्किल है
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) January 17, 2019
Another BJP leader and Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore tweeted, “Sad but not surprised to see Congress leaders completely abandon decency and dignity. Such cheap statements show the frustration of Congress leadership.”
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Amit Shah (54) was admitted to AIIMS on Wednesday owing to swine flu infection.
Shah had tweeted : “I have been diagnosed with swine flu for which the treatment is underway. With God’s grace and good wishes from all of you, I will recover soon.”
मुझे स्वाइन फ्लू हुआ है, जिसका उपचार चल रहा है। ईश्वर की कृपा, आप सभी के प्रेम और शुभकामनाओं से शीघ्र ही स्वस्थ हो जाऊंगा।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) January 16, 2019