New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has apologised to Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad for using abusive language against them.
Gadkari's remarks came in the context of his criticism of the two leaders for their not backing the cut motions in the Parliament and how some people had helped the Congress.
"I was only using a proverb. I only used this with reference to the CBI. They are respectable leaders. If they are hurt by my comments, I take back my words," Gadkari said.
He allegedly used abusive language about the two leaders at a BJP rally in Chandigarh.
He said: "Mulayam and Lalu once used to oppose the Congress and the UPA Government. They bowed before the CBI. In their inquiry, somewhere the lawyer was changed, while somewhere the affidavit was changed."
He said the two leaders pretended to be lions, but later bowed down before the CBI.
Meanwhile, the Congress on Thursday said Gadkari had used highly derogatory language.
Party spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan termed Gadkari's remarks as shocking and outrageous, saying he should apologise to the nation for bringing politics to such a low. (ANI)