Cong leader spews abuses

After BJP dalit leader Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, former Congress MLA from the Sultanpur Majra Assembly segment and dalit leader Jai Kishan has kicked off a row by making abusive remark against BJP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders.

At a public rally in the Kanjhwala area on Monday, Jai Kishan said BJP and AAP members are “illegitimate sons”—quite on the lines of Sadhvi Jyoti’s controversial remark.  

Union Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti had come under attack from the Opposition parties for using an expletive at a public rally in Dwarka earlier this month. The issue also rocked Parliament.

Jai Kishan clarified later in the evening that his remark was distorted as he was actually referring to “people with criminal tendencies” in both the BJP and AAP.

“At least three leaders in the BJP are accused of rape. There are leaders in the AAP who face criminal charges,” he said, after his strategy of causing a flutter and coming into the limelight had seemingly paid off.

Not naming Jai Kishan, Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh said: “Unparliamentary language should not be used in politics.”

Delhi Congress chief spokesman Mukesh Sharma said he was not aware of any controversial remark by any party leader.

“The party is not associated with any person’s personal views,” he said.

Old controversies

Jai Kishan, who beat his AAP rival in the 2013 Assembly polls, is not new to controversies. On the eve of Arvind Kejriwal’s swearing-in ceremony on December 28 last year, he had featured in a TV sting in which he slammed the AAP—which took Congress support to form government.

During the first Assembly session of the Kejriwal government, he had brought a dummy razor to the House as a follow-up to his remark in the sting, that allowing AAP rule the city was like handing a lethal razor to a child.  

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