VK Singh calls social media ‘presstitutes’ for linking him to video

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 27, 2016 08:02 IST
VK Singh, minister of development of north eastern region, after the BJP parliamentary board meeting during the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi. (Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

Union minister and former army chief General VK Singh on Tuesday slammed the social media for linking to him a video of a man touching the feet of BJP chief Amit Shah while felicitating him after he was re-elected as the party president.

Singh took to Twitter to clarify that the video clipping is of BJP Kisan Morcha head Vijaypal Singh Tomar and not him. “Video of Shri Vijay Pal Tomar during felicitation of Shri Amit Shah has been floated to say it is me. A case of mischief by prestitutes!!!,” he tweeted.

In another tweet, Singh said, “Friends Reference my take on video floated. It is also being floated on SM like WhatsApp. Request counter this mischief.”

Singh had in April last year courted a controversy by calling the news media “presstitutes” after he stated that “visiting the Pakistan high commission was more exciting than evacuating Indians” from Yemen.

The former army chief took offence to the outrage and called the media “presstitutes” in a tweet. “Friends what do you expect from presstitutes...,” he had said. However, Singh later tried to downplay the remark, saying the word “presstitute” was meant for a “biased section” of media.

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