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HP BJP chief refuses to apologise for alleged derogatory remark against Rahul Gandhi

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Himachal Singh Monday refused to apologise for allegedly making a derogatory comment against Rahul Gandhi, saying he was merely reading a message shared widely on social media, asking party workers not to forward such texts.

He said rather the should apologise for calling a 'chor'.

Himachal had Sunday accused of making a derogatory remark against and sought his apology.

told that he merely read out the contents of a message which was already viral on

"I have narrated an incident while addressing a public meeting in Nalagarh tehsil of district whereby a derogatory remark was made against Rahul in retaliation of using 'chor' word for PM in a viral message," he said.

"The person who used the derogatory word and made such a message viral can not be our worker. Even then I asked my workers to restrain from using such remark or sharing such messages," Satti said.

He said the Congress leaders listened to only a part of his speech.

"They should hear my speech in totality and then they will come to the conclusion that I have not used any derogatory remark against Rahul Gandhi," Satti said.

He said, "Our workers have their own sentiments for the PM. So, and Congress leaders should also apologise for using 'chor' word for and should stop using that word for Modi".

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 17:35 IST