Bhopal, April 13: The Bharatiya Janata Party leader (BJP) Manohar Untwal created more trouble for the already embarrassed Bharatiya Janata Party after he made a derogatory remark against the wife of senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh over the leader’s participation in Narmada Yatra.
Addressing an event in Madhya Pradesh’s Dewas on Thursday, Untwal said, “Digvijay Singh ne Madhya Pradesh ke liye kuch nahi kiya lekin Delhi se ek item zaroor lekar aa gaye. Narmada Yatra pe nikal gaye. Abhi keh rahe hain ki sadhuon ko laal batti de di, unse inko taklif ho rahi hai (Digvijay Singh has done nothing for Madhya Pradesh but brought an item from Delhi. He undertook Narmada Yatra. Now, he is asking why saints have been given red beacon car. He has now problem with them).
Digvijay Singh ne #MadhyaPradesh ke liye kuch nahi kiya lekin Delhi se ek item zaroor lekar aa gaye. Narmada Yatra pe nikal gaye. Abhi keh rahe hain ki sadhuon ko laal batti de di, unse inko taklif ho rahi hai: Manohar Untwal, BJP MP from #Dewas pic.twitter.com/TgV4Y8Fq1q
— ANI (@ANI) April 12, 2018
Singh’s 3,200-km-long Narmada Parikrama ended at the river’s Barman Ghat in Narsinghpur district on April 9.
After inviting flak, Untwal tried to justify his stand saying: “I respect Digvijaya Singh ji a lot so there is no question of insulting his wife. My statement has been presented in a twisted manner. No way was I talking about his wife.”
“He brought the ‘yatra’ as an item from Delhi to Madhya Pradesh. It was a comment on his political working not on his family”, the BJP leader added.
The Bharatiya Janata Party is already under the cloud dur to the alleged involvement of its MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in the alleged gang-rape of a 17-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district.