BJP minister criticised for touching woman doctor’s collar


The BJP minister in Jammu and Kashmir is facing scathing criticism from the social media users as him holding the collar of a woman doctor goes viral.

The health minister Chaudhary Lal Singh had visited a hospital to check the preparedness for the Amarnath Yatra. Addressing a young female doctor, the minister commented that her collar wasn’t in place before moving in to ‘fix it.’

An officer present there was quoted as saying, “The minister moved towards her and said … ‘Bitiya your collar is not proper’ and corrected it himself. The doctor said nothing. On seeing the minister admonishing the doctor, fixed her own collar.”

In March this year, Singh had stoked controversy after a woman doctor accused him of mental harassment. This had followed Singh rebuking the lady doctor for not wearing her lab coat.

BJP is currently ruling Jammu and Kashmir with the help of PDP.



    In March 2015, a woman doctor in J&K sought the registration of a criminal case against Chaudhary Lal Singh for allegedly misbehaving with her in public. Dr Gurmeet Kour, registrar of the state-run Hospital for Psychiatry Diseases, said Minister for Health and Medical Education Choudhary Lal Singh shouted at her in public, leaving her “mentally harassed and wrecked”. Chaudhary Lal Singh claimed that was an attempt to prevent him from bringing an improvement in the health facilities in J&K.