- Can't say the same about other BJP leaders: Brij Bhushan Sharan
- Mr Sharan's remarks could stoke another controversy
- PM Narendra Modi had warned leaders over "irresponsible" statements
"Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adiyanath do not indulge in any kind of corruption. And please listen carefully... I've said that only the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister are incorruptible. I cannot say the same thing about other leaders of our party," Mr Sharan said at a public rally on Saturday.
The lawmaker, who has been known to shoot his mouth off, had earlier compared Congress president Rahul Gandhi with a 'barking dog'.
After a string of gaffes - from Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb to Surendra Singh and others - Prime Minister Modi in a stern message for lawmakers had asked party leaders to stay away from making "irresponsible" statements. PM Modi during an interaction with BJP lawmakers and other representatives on April 23 said, "We make mistakes and give 'masala' to the media." He had warned lawmakers not to "talk out of turn."
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