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'Brahmins, Baniyas in my pocket', says BJP leader

  • 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.