A video of a man touching the feet of Amit Shah while felicitating him after he was re-elected as BJP President on Sunday was doing the rounds on social media purportedly linking it to former Army Chief Gen V K Singh, who hit out saying it is a case of "mischief by prestitutes".
Singh, a Minister of State in the Modi government, on Tuesday said that the video is of Vijay Pal Tomar and not him as being linked, requesting people to counter the "mischief".
video of shri Vijay Pal Tomar during felicitation of shri Amit Shah has been floated to say it is me. A case of mischief by prestitutes !!!!â€” Vijay Kumar Singh (@Gen_VKSingh) January 26, 2016
Friends Reference my take on video floated. It is also being floated on SM like whatsApp. Request counter this mischief.â€” Vijay Kumar Singh (@Gen_VKSingh) January 26, 2016
The video has been taken out of Shah's felicitation function after being elected unopposed as the BJP chief for a full three-year term.
Singh had earlier too used the word "presstitutes" to label the media, triggering a massive outrage.
The controversy began when Singh said last April that visiting the Pakistan High Commission was "more exciting" than evacuating Indians from Yemen. The comment was tagged as insensitive by media outlets and social media, kickstarting a controversy.
Singh seemingly took offence to the outrage in the media, labelling the media "presstitutes" in a tweet.
"Friends what do you you expect from presstitutes...," he had said.
Later, he tried to downplay the controversy, saying "presstitute" word was meant for a biased section of media.