With less than 3 months to go for the carnival of democracy in the upcoming general elections in April and May, several BJP leaders are reported to be feeling under the weather raising concerns over the party’s vibrancy in the pre-poll fever. Tuesday started with reports of Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad being admitted to AIIMS on Monday evening following complaints of nasal congestion. In the afternoon, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was reported to have flown to US for a medical checkup. Later in the night, President of the saffron brigade himself, Amit Shah was admitted to AIIMS owning to swine flu. Now, today, party General Secretary Ram Lal is being reported to have admitted to Kailash Hospital in Noida due to high fever.
Though Amit Shah, Ravi Shankar Prasad will be out of the hospital in a day or two, Arun Jaitley is ripping through the Congress, even from abroad. Today, in a blog, Jaitley without naming Rahul Gandhi, slammed “compulsive contrarians” who have “no qualms about manufacturing falsehood”.
Another controversy brewed with an online media house employee tweeting an offensive remark on Amit Shah being contracted with swine flu and the fatality degree of the disease. Though the media house issued an apology on behalf of the employee, it was not before the entire organisation faced heat on various social media platforms.