Mysuru: All India Congress Committee (AICC) spokesperson Brijesh Kalappa has objected to the controversial tweet of Mysuru Kodagu MP Mr Pratap Simha against Gurmehar Kaur, daughter of Kargil martyr, Captain Mandeep Singh. Gurmehar had stirred a controversy by speaking out against the pro-BJP ABVP in New Delhi which had led to a nation-wide debate and protests by the student community
Speaking to mediapersons here on Sunday, Mr Kalappa alleged that the BJP and its outfits were targeting youth under the age of 25 years. He said, "While earlier they targeted Kanhaiya Kumar and Rohit Vemula, now they are targeting Gurmehar Kaur. It is not right. Probably they might target youth under 16 years in future. Mr Simha is creating controversies instead of focussing on the severe drought, and getting drought relief funds from the Central government.”
He said, "So far 110 soldiers have been martyred after Mr Narendra Modi became Prime Minister. Has he visited the house of a single soldier? Mr Modi doesn't have any concern for soldiers," Mr Kalappa alleged. He said, "We are confident of victory in the Nanjangud and Gundlupet by-elections. The BJP candidate Mr V. Srinivaprasad has alrealdy accepted defeat with his use of bad language against Congress leaders."