Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday likened BJP President Amit Shah to the legendary villainous character from Hindi film industry by calling him ‘Shah-Kaal.’
Shaakaal was the dreaded villain in Hindi film ‘Shaan,’ where Kulbhushan Kharbanda had acted in a menacing role of someone who would mercilessly kill his detractors even to the extent of feeding them to crocodiles.
Rahul said in his tweet, “Gujarat Police attacked our candidates, Indranil Rajyaguru, Mitul Doga and MP Rajiv Saatav, all of whom have been fighting the ‘Shah-Kaal’ of fear of corruption. Violence emanates from fear. (Chief Minister Vijay) Rupani ji is scared of losing elections, so he’s now resorted to lathi. But Gujarat will not be frightened. #DaroMat”
भय व भ्रष्टाचार के ‘शाह-काल’ को टक्कर दे रहे हमारे राजकोट प्रत्याशियों इंद्रनील राज्यगुरु, मितुल डोंगा व MP राजीव सातव पर कल गुजरात पुलिस ने हमला किया।
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) December 3, 2017
Rahul’s Twitter handle has seen a spectacular makeover in the last few months with the Congress vice president frequently targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah with his quirky tweets. Not so long ago, the Congress vice president had termed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as Gabbar Singh Tax. This had left the BJP wigvigs rattled and even forced several cabinet ministers of the central government to address media to publicly counter him.
Rahul’s latest ‘Shah-Kaal’ jibe comes in the backdrop of a shocking revelation that the former CBI judge, Brijmohan Loya, may not have died of a heart attack, as was reported during his death in November 2014.
Loya was hearing the fake encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, who along with his wife Kauser Bi and Tulsiram Prajapati. Amit Shah was the prime accused in the fake encounter case. Shah was later given a clean chit.
In a sensational twist to the mysterious death of judge Brijmohan Loya, one of his former batch-mates had revealed that his friend was under tremendous pressure from the former chief justice of Bombay High Court, Justice Mohit Shah.
Uday Gaware, the batch-mate of Judge Loya, told The Caravan magazine, “In 2014, Brijmohan Ji Loya visited Latur during the Diwali vacation. He also visited his village. During that period, I met him in the court. During that meeting, he spoke about the matter he was hearing, the Sohrabuddin murder case. He was under pressure because of the case. He had stopped talking to people. The otherwise jovial Brijmohan Loya was in tension. I saw it for the first time. He was pressurised.
Judge Loya’s sister had earlier said that the then Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah allegedly made an offer of Rs 100 crore to her brother fabourable judgement.
Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya was hearing the fake encounter case against Amit Shah, who also had to serve time in jail before being released. Loya was later found dead in mysterious circumstances while attending a wedding in Nagpur between the night of 30 November and the early morning of 1 December 2014.