BJP leader P Muralidhar Rao's comment regarding people from Brahmin and Baniya community being in 'his pocket' has sparked off a controversy in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
The opposition party, Congress, has demanded an apology from the BJP leader and has criticised the party for claiming ownership over these two communities.
Mr Rao's, who is a BJP General Secretary and the party's state-in-charge, response came in response to a question from a reporter who stated that his party ran contrary to their tagline of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas'.
In response, the BJP leader instead attacked the Congress for "distorting" his response. He blamed the party for not having worked for the backward communities during their tenure.