Union Health Minister JP Nadda was left red faced on Saturday after AIIMS Bhopal students threw ink at him in protest against the “poor” facilities at the medical institution.
Among other things, the protesting students have demanded better faculty and facilities at AIIMS Bhopal.
Justifying their act to throw ink at Nadda, one student told told news agency ANI that this was to register their protest after Nadda did not stop to listen to their grievances.
The student said, “We wanted him (JP Nadda) to hear us out, but he did not stop. We wanted to stop him: Student AIIMS Bhopal.”
A third-year student told Hindustan Times, “When we’re protesting for the rightful demand, our voice is being quelled.”
The minister, who was accompanied by Bhopal MP Alok Sanjar, minister Rustam Singh and senior doctors of the institute, is the fourth union health minister to visit the institute in the last 13 years.
Bhopal has been governed by the BJP, the same party that is in power in Delhi.