Bengaluru: After police arrested a Karnataka Congress member over derogatory comments and defamatory post on Union home minister Amit Shah, KPCC president D K Shivakumar requested party workers to refrain from making such remarks.

Without mentioning any party leader's name, Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar on Monday (August 3) appealed to Congress workers not to make any "defamatory statement" against any political leader on social media platforms.

Taking to Twitter, Shivakumar wrote, "I appeal to Congress workers not to make defamatory statements against any political leader, on matters of health and other issues on social media platforms. It is not in our culture to wish bad for others. Congress is a party that exemplifies brotherhood and humanity."

The Karnataka Police arrested a Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) IT cell secretary on Monday for posting a derogatory and defamatory post regarding the health of Union home minister Amit Shah.

According to the Bengaluru police, they arrested Anand Prasad. The police have booked a case against him under section 153(A) of the IPC with the Cubbon Park police station. According to police, few people have posted a defaming tweet on the health conditions of Amit Shah, who tested positive for COVID-19. Under this post Anand Prasad had replied to the tweet in a provoking and derogatory manner.

Earlier, Rajya Sabha MP and AICC in-charge for Gujarat, Rajiv Satav commented where he suggested that introspection in the party should begin from the time of the United Progressive Alliance -II government.

Later, Satav took to Twitter to clarify his remarks at Thursday's meeting of the party's Upper House MPs. Satav, through a series of tweets on Saturday, said he was not comfortable discussing what goes on inside party meetings in forums outside.