Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday sparked a political controversy by referring to BJP chief Amit Shah as a "murder accused" during an election rally in Jabalpur. The Congress President also took a dig at Shah's son Jay Shah by calling him a "magician."

Amit Shah was accused of involving in Sohrabuddin Shaikh murder case in the year 2005. Regarding this matter, Rahul Gandhi had said, 'Hindustan people have forgotten that BJP President is accused of murder, it is true, he talks about sincerity and honesty, whose president has been accused of murder.'

Shah was acquitted of this case in 2014. In the year 2016, the Supreme Court had dismissed the demand that the allegations against BJP President should be investigated again.

On Gandhi's remarks, Shah replied saying 'A fake case was registered against me in which court has delivered its judgement. The gist of the judgement is it was a politically motivated case & there is no evidence in this case. I don't want to comment much on Rahul Gandhi's legal knowledge '.Also in the year 2014, a special court acquitted Shah in the alleged fake encounter cases of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati. The court had said that 'no case' was formed against them and they were framed by 'political reasons'.