Congress demands arrest of BJP leader Bhima Mandavi for derogatory Facebook post on Rahul Gandhi

Raipur: An objectionable picture with derogatory remarks about Congress president Rahul Gandhi, posted on the Facebook page of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Chhattisgarh MLA Bhima Mandavi, led the opposition party to demand Mandavi's arrest on Monday.

Mandavi apologised for the post and blamed his social media assistants for it. The picture showed a child urinating on Rahul Gandhi's photograph, and the accompanying caption said the Congress president was 'dividing Hindus' and his family looted the country.

Congress demands arrest of BJP leader Bhima Mandavi for derogatory Facebook post on Rahul Gandhi

File image of Rahul Gandhi. Twitter@INCIndia

The picture went viral on social media platforms on Monday before it was deleted from Mandavi's Facebook page.

"This should not have happened. Although I didn't post the picture myself, but those who handle my social media profiles posted it, I have already apologised for it," Mandavi told PTI.

Two or three persons handle his social media accounts and he was in the process of finding out who posted the objectionable picture, Mandavi said. Congress workers staged a protest over the issue outside the state BJP office in Raipur.

"The BJP should apologise publicly for this derogatory post. The post has exposed the low mentality of the ruling party leader," state Congress's chief spokesperson Sushil Anand Shukla said.

It showed BJP's frustration due to the increasing popularity of Rahul Gandhi, he said, demanding Mandavi's immediate arrest.

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Updated Date: Apr 24, 2018 07:40:39 IST

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