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Sharma asks Modi to apologise for 'khooni panja' remark first

punjab Updated: Nov 19, 2013 21:51 IST
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Adopting defiant attitude towards seeking apology over his remarks of terming Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) “a rubber shoe that could fit every foot”, Vidhan Sabha speaker Kuldeep Sharma on Tuesday took the controversy to another level by asking the BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to seek apology first.

Sharma said this while talking to reporters at rest house in Sonepat town on Tuesday. Hitting out at the BJP for the second time in less than a week, Sharma said: “The BJP changes its colour like a chameleon, which shows its political character and makes a strong case of what I commented a few days ago.”

Notably, moved over the Congress leader's remark, the state BJP and Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) had demanded Sharma's resignation from the post of Vidhan Sabha speaker and an apology for hitting below the belt.

Sharma said that the question of seeking apology simply does not arise, as it was the NaMo who started the slug-fest campaign by using unparliamentary words against All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

He said that Gujarat chief minister termed Indian National Congress party symbol as 'khooni panja' (bloody claw), during his addresses of public rallies, which is unworthy of him.

The speaker said that he was ready to justify what he said about the BJP on any platform. Raising suspicion of the chief minister candidate in the state from BJP side, he said that while national leader of the party claimed to install state president Ram Bilas Sharma, if party voted to power, while it's another leader Capt Abhimanyu claimed himself to be contender of chief minister on his website.