Political discourse took a nosedive on Wednesday after disparaging remarks by two Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in connection to the controversy surrounding Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam asking for proof of the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army on 29 September.
BJP MLA Rameshwar Sharma on Wednesday started a fresh controversy with his remark that people who ask for proof from the army would need evidence of their conception from their parents.
"Those who don't believe in the army, are those who will only believe in their lineage after watching the video of their parents wedding night."Rameshwar Sharma
Sharma, who's a Bhopal MLA, also said that the language and tone of Kejriwal and Nirupam sounded similar to that of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's.
"Be it Arvind Kejriwal or Sanjay Nirupam or be it any other leader, those who speak against the Indian Army and those who don't believe in the army, are those who will only believe in their lineage after watching the video of their parents wedding night," Sharma said.
Another BJP leader Sudhanshu Mittal, had tweeted:
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had accused the Delhi CM of being a 'headline' in Pakistan and had beseeched him to not do or say anything where the Indian Army would feel 'let down'.
Earlier this week, another BJP leader Vinay Katiyar had called Kejriwal "a chela (mouthpiece) of LeT terrorist Hafiz Saeed".
Now, according to IBN Khabar, such statements by his party members have enraged Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has reportedly issued a gag order.
According to the report, PM Modi has said that only those who are directly involved with the matter or have the authorisation to speak about the surgical strikes, shall do so.
Kejriwal and Nirupam have been facing widespread criticism ever since they asked the Centre to release the video of the 29 September predawn surgical strikes carried out by the army across Line of Control (LoC).
Kejriwal, however, later clarified that the reason behind his demand was to counter the false propaganda of Pakistan, which has been calling the strike as 'farce'.
(With inputs from agencies)
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