New Delhi: In potentially controversial remarks, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Friday wondered if she “smelt a rat to obfuscate” the coverage of BJP’s national executive meeting in Bengaluru by the row over union minister Smriti Irani spotting a hidden camera in the trial room of a garment store in Panaji.

“Do I smell a RAT 2 obfuscate the BJP national executive meeting, attempts being made not to cover the meeting, instead cover some other inane issues?”, Lekhi tweeted in remarks reviving memories of the row over union minister V K Singh’s controversial tweets after his attending the Pakistan national day celebration at that country’s high commission here last month when several Kashmiri separatist leaders were present.

In a separate post soon afterwards on the micro-blogging site, Lekhi said “response 2 my previous tweet shows D intent while 1 story is relevant as news, other S a discussion material, ?ing not Smritiji’s but media emphasis.”

Singh’s tweets had raised eyebrows about their meaning – particularly whether he had expressed his unhappiness over being asked to attend an event where Kashmiri separatist.

Irani, who was visiting the store located near the upmarket beach resort village of Calangute in north Goa, was trying out clothes in the changing room when members of her entourage noticed the camera discreetly pointed towards the dressing room and raised a hue and cry.

The store operated by fashion boutique chain FabIndia was sealed in Goa after the complaint was filed on Friday. Three to four people were detained for allegedly setting up a CCTV camera.

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