Saturday evening began on a sombre note for the BJP in Karnataka, after its Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa resigned after taking oath barely two days ago. This was brought on owing to the BJP falling short of the required numbers to prove a majority.
For the Congress and its minority alliance partner JD(S) it marked an occasion of great victory which seems to have spurred Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam, to display crass public behaviour. Nirupam while speaking to the media following Yeddyurappa’s resignation, decided to launch a vile and derogatory attack against the Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala:
Iss desh main wafadari ka naya kirtimaan sthaapit kiya hai Vajubhai Vala (#Karnataka Governor) ji ne, ab shayad Hindustan ka har aadmi apne kutte ka naam Vajubhai Vala hi rakhega kyunki isse zyada wafaadaar toh koi ho hi nahi sakta: Sanjay Nirupam, Congress pic.twitter.com/NadpOlluZ9
— ANI (@ANI) May 19, 2018
As reported by ANI, Nirupam is quoted as sarcastically praising Vala for setting a new precedent with regards to loyalty. Following this he proceeded to claim that all Indians would now name their dog after Vala, as no one can set such an example of loyalty.
Such a comment against the constitutionally appointed Governor didn’t sit well with twitter users who slammed him for his comment:
— I blog at dimplehere.com (@DimpleAtra) May 19, 2018
This is how low these pidis can stoop!!! https://t.co/USgLjKRFDf
— The Lion King!!! (@Prav5480) May 19, 2018
Lowest form of discourse in Indian politics. Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam compares Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala with a dog. Is this the kind of political discourse Congress President Rahul Gandhi stands for? Sad.
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) May 19, 2018
Sanjay Nirupam calls Vajubhai Vala a dog, one example as to how @INCIndia respects constitutional offices! This arrogance will duly be paid off.
— Ethirajan Srinivasan (@Ethirajans) May 19, 2018
Rahul Gandhi was giving Gyan that RSS/BJP had demeaned every institution , what is Sanjay Nirupam doing by Insulting Governer of Karnataka
— Keep Smiling (@upma23) May 19, 2018
Such a statement by Nirupam might not come as a surprise for some, considering his habitual offences along similar lines.
We had recently reported how he Nirupam had posted a sexist and misogynist tweet against erstwhile I&B Minister Smriti Irani after her circular against fake news was withdrawn. In his controversial tweet Nirupam called Irani a “Bahurani” (daughter in law), which was termed as sexist by social media users.