Congress MP's derogatory remarks on Amit Shah's illness

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17 Jan 2019

Amit Shah has 'suar ki beemari', says Congress MP

Senior Congress leader BK Hariprasad made derogatory remarks on the health of BJP President Amit Shah, saying he has contracted suar ki beemari (illness of pigs).

Shah revealed on Wednesday he was suffering from swine flu, and that he was admitted to AIIMS.

Notably, Hariprasad's party, the Congress, in a tweet wished the BJP Chief and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speedy recovery.

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Hariprasad hits out at Shah, targets his illness

Hariprasad hits out at Shah, targets his illness

Hariprasad, who is a senior member of Karnataka Congress, reportedly said, "Few MLAs have returned to the state [Karnataka]. Because of this Amit Shah has panicked and has contracted a virus. It is not normal fever. It is swine flu -- suar ki beemari."

Further, he warned that on meddling in Karnataka government, one would also get 'diarrhea and vomiting illness'.

BJP asks Rahul Gandhi to take action against Hariprasad

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Hariprasad was referring to Karnataka's political crisis

Hariprasad was referring to the alleged horse trading being done to topple the coalition government of the state.

Earlier this week, two independent MLAs withdrew support from the JD(S)-Congress government led by HD Kumaraswamy.

Notably, nearly 100 MLAs of BJP were staying at a resort in Gurugram, but the party denied reports of bringing down the government while maintaining coalition will fall on its own.

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Unsurprisingly, BJP leaders lash out at Hariprasad

Unsurprisingly, BJP leaders lash out at Hariprasad

While Hariprasad clearly wanted to slam BJP over Operation Lotus, the choice of words was utterly deplorable. BJP leaders were quick to remind him the same.

Union Minister Piyush Goyal said the comments showed the mentality of Congress. He tweeted swine flu is curable, but there's no cure for sick thoughts.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore tweeted he was sad but not surprised.

Soon after comments got attention, Piyush Goyal slammed Hariprasad

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Amit Shah has been diagnosed with swine flu. He is undergoing treatment at AIIMS.

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BK Hariprasad said Amit Shah has contracted an illness of pigs. He said this happened because he attempted to meddle in Karnataka government.

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Congress wished BJP Chief Amit Shah speedy recovery.

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BJP leaders said it showed the mentality of the Congress.

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