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Congress Councillor takes on BJP MP for calling Rahul 'Pappu'

ANI  |  Banswara (Rajasthan) [India] 

A got into a heated argument with a Bharatiya Party (BJP) MP on Sunday after he allegedly referred to as Pappu (colloquial Hindi word for dumb kid).

Sita Damor, the Banswara from the party, confronted publicly after he reportedly called the 'Pappu' during a public interaction at a locality in Rajasthan's Banswara.

In an amateur video, which went viral, Damor can be heard shouting at Devajibhai, asking him to apologise for his remark.

Speaking about the confrontation, Damor said, "There was a political meeting going on and I was also in the locality. There was a who said 'Pappu ko bulao, Pappu gaddhe bharega' (call Pappu, he will fill up the potholes)."

The councillor, however, clarified that the BJP "later apologised before leaving the place."

This is not the first time when the Congress has been called a name. In December last year, a BJP and then referred to him as Pappu, adding that the Congress would take time to be upgraded.

In June 2017, Gandhi's own party's district of Meerut, Vinay Pradhan, was sacked from all posts for addressing him, then the party's as "Pappu" on a party's local WhatsApp group.

"You may call me Pappu, but I don't hate you," Gandhi had said during the no-confidence motion debate in the parliament in July, looking directly at and then walking across the benches to hug him.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 14:25 IST