His comments reportedly made to a nurse in All India Institute of Medical Science earlier this week has cast fresh shadow over his attitude towards women.
In the latest incident, Asaram is reported to have likened a nurse to butter, and her cheeks to Kashmiri apples.
According to reports, when a nurse brought the controversial godman bread and butter before his checkup, he quipped, “Why is there a need to bring butter with the bread when you are as soft as butter? You must be from Kashmir because your cheeks are as red as Kashmiri apples and tomatoes.”
Asaram was brought to New Delhi by an Air India flight on 18 September in pursuance of after the Supreme Court allowed him to go for a check up.
The Supreme Court had on 29 August allowed Asaram to be taken to AIIMS from Jodhpur jail for medical examination.
The order had come after a three-member panel of doctors from AIIMS informed the apex court that requisite equipment for evaluation of Asaram’s medical condition were not there in Jodhpur jail and he needed to be brought to the institute for proper check up.
On 11 August, the apex court had denied interim bail to Asaram in a rape case and directed AIIMS to set up a medical board to ascertain his health condition before taking up his regular bail plea.
Asaram was arrested by Jodhpur Police on 31 August, 2013 and has been in jail since then.
A teenage girl had accused him of sexual assault at his ashram in Manai village near Jodhpur. The girl belonging to Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh was a student living in the ashram.
The self-styled godman’s latest statement has evoked sharp reactions from social media users, who have wasted no time in ridiculing the baba.
Here are some reaction from Facebook:
Former Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt: Modi’s rapist guru Asaram, was admitted to AIIMS for some imaginary ailment to get him out of jail. In AIIMS he told a nurse that her cheeks were like juicy Kashmiri apples and tomatoes. When she got him buttered bread slices, he told her she could have got just the bread, for she herself was as soft as butter…
Professional rapists have Modi’s ear. When will the rest of us Indian citizens begin getting his attention?
Kanwal Gill: Are all such rapists are given royal treatment and high level care in hospitals. Or this Asaram is getting this treatment because Modi his Bhakat.
Amit Schandillia: Giving Shakti Kapoor a run for his money
Shivani Kaushal: It’s foolish to give advice to Fool ,same way, it’s wrong to expect GOOD from such lusty people.
Anil L Chaurasia: Bapu was behind Bar’s since so many year’s. He Might Be Hungry. Somebody stop him
Shalini Yadav: Hope for the mere mortals. If spiritualism doesn’t catch you, senility will. So saith Nir-asaram Bapu.
Saumyadip Moitra: The dichotomy in this nation becomes palpable when a pervert lascivious individual lyk Asaram is extolled by RSS, while an erudite, veteran scholar lyk Dr Zakir Naik is unfairly hounded & vilified.
(With PTI inputs)