A BJP MP's purported comments that Prime Minister Narendra Modi got "married but didn't set up his household" was released on Saturday and has gone viral over social media.
The comments by Jyoti Dhurve, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker from Madhya Pradesh's Betul (ST) constituency, is said to have come while discussing construction of a building for a proposed Kendriya Vidyalaya in Betul district. She could not be contacted to confirm or deny it.
As per the audio clip, a local journalist who identified himself as Yogesh Soni called up Dhurve to discuss the matter and plead that the school commence this session.
The MP, expressing annoyance, said: "The Prime Minister says to connect with the people, public money will be spent, not from the Prime Minister's fund. He (Modi) got married but didn't set up his household."
The comment has created a stir. While Dhurve could not be reached for reactions, BJP chief spokesman Deepak Vijayvargiya told IANS that all she said on this clip that she had never spoken anything like this and only talked about development.