BENGALURU: Barely hours after BS Yeddyurappa resigned as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Saturday - two days after taking oath, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam attacked the Governor of the state and compared his 'loyalty towards BJP' with that of dogs.
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala had first invited Yeddyurappa to form the government despite Congress-JDS' post-poll alliance crossing the majority mark. At the time Congress rush to Supreme Court. Governor Vala then appointed three-time BJP MLA KG Bopaiah to be Protem Speaker for Saturday's floor test. Congress again protested.
Citing these two instances Nirupan questioned Governor Vala's intentions. "Iss desh mein wafadari ka naya kirtimaan sthaapit kiya hai Vajubhai Vala ji ne, ab shayad India ka har aadmi apne kutte ka naam Vajubhai Vala hi rakhega kyunki isse zyada wafaadaar koi ho nahi sakta (Vajubhai Vala has established a new standard of loyalty by inviting Yeddyurappa to form the government. From now on, perhaps everyone in the country will name his dog as Vajubhai Vala)," he said.
#WATCH Derogatory statement by Congress' Sanjay Nirupam, says, 'Iss desh mein wafadari ka naya kirtimaan sthaapit kiya hai Vajubhai Vala (#Karnataka Guv) ji ne, ab shayad India ka har aadmi apne kutte ka naam Vajubhai Vala hi rakhega kyunki isse zyada wafaadaar koi ho nahi sakta' pic.twitter.com/P0EtWWo58i
— ANI (@ANI) May 19, 2018
Even as Congress has attempted to distance itself from the comment, this is not the first time Nirupam has made controversial statements. Previously, he had questioned surgical strike by Indian Army and had called Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar a Pakistani in 1998.
Condemning his statement, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the Congress does not respect institutions and this statement is just an evidence of that. "Is this how they show respect towards the post of the Governor," he asked.