New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 30: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has admitted his foot-in-mouth moment when he wrongly named Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan's son Kartikey in the Panama papers case. He actually had to name Chattisgarh CM Raman Singh's son but instead, he took the name of Chouhan's son. Rahul Gandhi realized his mistake and said that he got confused because there are already so many scams in BJP.
This has miffed Shivraj Singh Chouhan who said on Tuesday that he will file a criminal defamation suit against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for making "patently false allegations" against him.
"If a junior leader made these allegations then it would be different, but Congress President levelling such allegations is unfortunate. Will file defamation case. Will consider if he apologizes," says CM Shivraj Chauhan on Rahul Gandhi's remark that MP CM's son was named in Panama papers
Chouhan expressed his resentment in a series of tweets and slammed the Congress for a "culture that always demeans the BJP's ground leaders". On his twitter handle he said, "The prime minister (Narendra Modi), is called 'vile' and 'bicchu', I am called 'nalayak'. Staying away from power is probably going to be difficult for them and have an impact on their mental health. "
He further added, "The Congress over the past several years has been making unrestrained allegations about me and my family." Chouhan said that his decision to file the suit was taken after Rahul mentioned that Chouhan's son Kartikey had been named in the Panama papers case.
In yet another faux pas Rahul Gandhi mixed up Mizoram with Manipur while metioning the Sainik school which opened its gates for the girls.
The Sainik School in question is in Mizoram, not in Manipur.Gandhi was quick to rectify the post.BJP IT head Amit Malviya was quick to use this opportunity to call out Rahul's oversight. "Rahul Gandhi shares an article on Mizoram and writes Manipur. It is this ignorance about the Northeast that is so problematic!" Malviya wrote on Twitter with a screenshot of Rahul's Facebook post."Rahul Gandhi go and write this a hundred times, 'Mizoram and Manipur are two different states in the Northeast of India and I will remember that for the rest of my term as president of the Congress party!" Malviya said in a tweet.