His comment on social networking site has landed Karnataka Chief Minister's media advisor in the midst of a controversy. Dinesh Amin Mattu, a senior journalist and currently Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's media advisor kicked up a storm when he posted, "You do know what happened to Indira Gandhi ultimately. Do you wish for the same to happen to your Modi?", on a social networking site.
The Karantaka BJP is reading the comment as a direct threat to the Prime Minister. Many leaders of the BJP took to social media to condemn the comment made by Mattu. BJP's spokesperson and MLA Suresh Kumar on Twitter said, "Continuance of this media advisor will be disastrous to the State. Is he threatening or provoking?". "Media Advisor to @CMofKarnataka openly implies that PM Narendra Modi should meet same fate as Indira Gandhi. He should be arrested immdtly", said another BJP MLA, C T Ravi. "It is a fact that @CMofKarnataka is surrounded with Rogues, Goons & Anti-Nationals in the garb of Advisors, Intellectuals & Supporters", he added.
Many leaders of the BJP as well as supporters of PM Narendra Modi have lambasted the media advisor over his comment forcing him to delete the original comment. However, screenshots of his comment are being shared widely attracting more anger.
Within minutes of his comment landing him in controversy, Dinesh Amin Mattu put out a clarification that his comments were taken out of context. In his clarification post, the media advisor said, " I had put up a post condemning the ban on NDTV India. A person had replied to the post asking if I had forgotten bans that were imposed by Indira Gandhi during emergency. I responded to it by asking if he knew what happened to Indira Gandhi ultimately and if he wishes for the same to happen to Modi. This comment has been taken out of context".
Mattu's comment did not only earn him social media wrath but also an inadvertent police complaint. The Karnataka state BJP will file a case against the CM's media advisor for threatening to harm PM Modi with the High grounds police in Bengaluru on Monday.