Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday lost his cool during a ‘Meet The CM’ programme organised in Panchkula.
Khattar was seen losing his temper at a group of students as they desperately requested for the chief minister’s ’60 seconds’ so that they could ask their questions. Khattar admonished them asking why they couldn’t take an appointment and meet him at a later time at his house, which, according to him, wasn’t ‘far away.’
The video of Khattar’s confrontation has gone viral on social media platforms with users mocking the ‘arrogant’ behaviour of the chief minister. Some wondered the motive behind the ‘Meet The CM’ programme when students were being barred from asking their questions.
In the video, Khattar is seen shouting, “My house isn’t far away. It’s also not that I don’t meet people. I meet everyone. Look, there is no need to disrupt my programme.”
To which the students are heard saying, “Sir, we want just 60 seconds of your time. Please answer our questions.”
The chief minister later left the spot escorted by his security personnel. But moments later Panchkula took both the men, seen in the video, to the police station. The Panchkula police registered an FIR against the two for deterring a public servant from discharging his duty and wrongful confinement, reported Indian Express.
The students leading the protest are identified as NSUI’s Divyanshu Budhiraja, and his associate Hardik Nain.