BJP MP Nishikant Dubey’s another atrocious step, files cases ‘through proxies’ against journalists, media houses for carrying ‘feet-washing’ video

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Remember BJP MP from Jharkahnd’s Godda, Nishikant Dubey? He recently attained notoriety after a video went viral on social media showing one of his supporters washing his feet and then drinking the used dirty water.

Nishikant Dubey

The MP from Godda came under considerable condemnation for encouraging such gross act in a bid to seemingly flaunt his power. Two days after the controversial act went viral, RJD leader and former deputy chief minister of Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav, has alleged that Dubey allegedly ‘through his proxies’ has filed a case against journalists and media houses that carried the video.

The four-page complain has astonishingly defended the act of his supporter for washing the MP’s feet and drinking the used dirty water. In the complaint, it’s stated that neitehr the MP nor his supporter, described to be a social worker’ had broken any laws for the media houses and journalists to criticse them in public.

The complaint also stated that that it was a long vow of Dubey’s supporter to wash his feet and drink whenever the construction of the bridge in his village commenced.

Among the journalists and media houses included in the complaint are NDTV, Zee News, News18 group, Dainik Bhaskar, Dainik Jagran, ABP, journalist Pranoy Roy and his wife Radhika Roy.

The complainant has urged the police to book these media houses and the journalists named under Sections 500, 504 and 506 of the IPC and Section 57 of the IT Act of 2000.

Reacting to the development, Tejashwi Yadav, wrote, “Instead of apologising for his shameful conduct BJP MP Nishikant Dubey (getting his dirty feet washed by a poor man who then drank that water) is bullying and trying to intimidate people in the media & social media through cases through his proxies.”

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal too reacted angrily and said that after controlling media by ‘controlling advertisers and money,’ the BJP had now started filing police cases against those who questioned the shameful acts of its MPs.He tweeted, “So far the BJP was controlling media by controlling advertisers and through money. But now it seems it has decided to file police cases against media if it dares to question shameful acts of its MPs.”

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