Bengaluru: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is a drug peddler and an addict, said Karnataka BJP state president Nalin Kumar Kateel on Tuesday sparking a huge row.
“Who is Rahul Gandhi? I am not saying it. Rahul Gandhi is a drug addict and drug peddler. It had come in media. You can’t even run the party,” he said.
His remarks follow a tweet in Kannada from state Congress that called Prime Minister Narendra Modi an illiterate. However, state unit President DK Shivakumar later ensured the tweet was erased by its social media team.
However, Shivakumar took offence to Kateel’s remarks and asked for an apology from BJP. He tweeted, “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 Shri Rahul Gandhi.”