Comparing Modi`s Lokpal stand to Asaram`s virginity shameful: BJP

Rajya Sabha MP and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Prakash Javadekar on Monday condemned union minister for rural development Jairam Ramesh`s `dirty` remark on BJP’s PM aspirant Narendra Modi.

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Prakash Javadekar on Monday condemned union minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh`s `dirty` remark on BJP’s PM aspirant Narendra Modi.

Javadekar said, “Condemn Jairam Ramesh`s dirty remark on Narendra Modi, it’s shameful.”
Ramesh said, “He (Narendra Modi) did not appoint Lokayukta for 10 years. Now giving advice on it, it’s like Asaram talking about virginity.”

Modi had questioned why Congress, which is pushing the Lokpal Bill, was not implementing Lokayukta Act brought in by the previous BJP government headed by BC Khanduri in Uttarakhand.

The Rural Development Minister, who is no stranger to controversial remarks, drew an analogy with the disgraced self-styled godman who is facing charges of sexual assault when he was asked about Modi mocking Rahul Gandhi on the issue of Lokpal Bill at a rally in Uttarakhand yesterday.

Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who allegedly sexually assaulted a minor, is in judicial custody in Jodhpur jail since his arrest in September.

Ramesh had termed Uttarakhand`s Lokayukta Act a "joke" and had said that "there was some problem" with the legislation. He, however, did not elaborate.

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