Union Home Minister Amit Shah issued a statement on Saturday (9 May) clearing the air over online speculation on his alleged health conditions. Calling it "baseless rumour", Shah said the reason he has come up with a clarification is because BJP cadres have grown concerned.
"Since lakhs of 'karyakartas' have expressed concern over this speculation spread by certain 'well wishers', I decided to issue the clarification," read the statement.
Shah claimed that over the last few days, there have been rumours, some even going to the extent of wishing death for him through tweets.
Shah said he chose to ignore the rumours as he was busy fighting the COVID-19 outbreak. He said he went on ignoring these rumours to let people "enjoy their imagination". But it is the concern of BJP cadres which forced him to make the clarification, says the Home Minister.
He said according to Hindu faith, such rumours add to one's life. He said he held no grudge against those who spearheaded the misinformation campaign. He took a subtle dig at them by saying, "I thank you as well".
With IANS Inputs
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is, all in all, a reader-subscription-backed business model and in order to make sure we build a media platform with only the best interests of India at heart, we need your backing.
And in challenging times like this, we need your support now more than ever—to continue bringing you stories that are often shrugged off.
For us to invest in quality reporting and continue bringing you the right stories, it takes a lot of time and money.
Partner with us, be a patron or a subscriber. We need your support, throughout.