A Congress MLA from Chhattisgarh has stirred controversy with his recent remark on Chief Minister Raman Singh of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying the latter has been losing sleep and “might be drinking alcohol before bed” since the appointment of PL Punia as Chhattisgarh in-charge of Congress.
Addressing a gathering on the occasion of Hasdev Janyatra in Koriya district on Wednesday, MLA Kawasi Lakhma said, “Since our Punia sahab has come (become Chhattisgarh Congress in-charge), Raman Singh hasn’t been sleeping well. He must be taking one-one peg before bed. Raman Singh must be losing sleep.”
PL Punia was appointed as Chhattisgarh in-charge of All India Congress Committee (AICC) in July, 2017.
Kawasi Lakhma was elected as MLA from Konta constituency of Chhattisgarh in 2008.