A senior woman officer in Uttar Pradesh government has accused a BJP leader of barging inside her bedroom while hurling abuses and insults on her. When complained, a minister in Yogi Adityanath’s cabinet, reportedly said that ‘such things happen in excitement sometimes.’
The video of a helpless Block Development Officer in Bundelkhand’s Mahoba area narrating her woes before a Yogi’s minister is an uncomfortable watch.
In the video, the woman officer says how a local leader had barged inside her bedroom with his supporters while also hurling choicest of abuses at her.
If the BJP supporters’ action wasn’t shameful enough, the response from the minister, Dr Mahendra Singh, was even more astonishing. Singh, who’s the rural development minister in Adityanath’s government refused to acknowledge that a BJP functionary could ever misbehave with a woman.
But he told reporters (watch below), “No BJP workers entered the officer’s bedroom. They should have presented their case before the officer in her office. But, such things happen in excitement sometimes.”
Singh also denied that a BJP functionary can ever indulge in any immoral acts.
Ever since the BJP won a historic landslide in Uttar Pradesh, supporters of Hindutva forces have gone on a rampage in abusing the power while threatening government officials, public servants and members of minority community.
On Thursday, the video of a BJP MLA slapping a toll booth official had gone viral.
The same day posters asking Kashmiris to leave Uttar Pradesh had surfaced in Meerut. It was only after a journalist, Anurag Tripathi, alerted the Uttar Pradesh Police on Twitter when the cops finally registered a case against Amit Jaani, the man responsible for putting up hateful posters.
Another video of a man brandishing pistol in Allahabad had gone viral on Thursday. In the video, an Allahabad resident, who identified himself as Pramod Dubey, threatened to teach Muslims a lesson by using extremely abusive language.
In the just concluded assembly elections, the BJP had won 325 out of 403 assembly seats. The saffron party had shocked everybody by electing Yogi Adityanath, the face of militant Hindutva, as the state’s new chief minister.