“Never believe anything until it is officially denied,” is an old, if cynical, saying.
So, the media reported yesterday that B.S. Yediyurappa broke Venkaiah Naidu‘s laptop computer after he was asked to step down as Karnataka’s chief minister by the BJP parliamentary board, and that he slapped a BJP minister (from north Karnataka) who has been one of his closest buddies who woke up him with bad news.
Naturally, the official denials were quick in coming.
The dhoti-wearing Naidu clarified he did not carry a laptop, although it could well have been a laptop placed in front of him. And although several newspapers carried the story, The Times of India, which frontpaged it has clarified it was sourced from two anonymous BJP insiders.
Now, as it to put an official stamp on the incident, Amul even has an ad.
“Keep quiet… Mr Naidu, you are an RS member from Karnataka. Tell me, how many times have you visited the state and spoken to the MLAs and MLCs who got you here. You know nothing about Karnataka.”