The Bharatiya Janata Party Uttar Pradesh chief Mahendra Nath Pandey has embarrassed his party with a new controversy by calling himself toll-free MP.
According to a report by ANI, Mahendra Nath Pandey after garlanding the statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay at Deendyal Dham told media that he was an MP and thus was not supposed to pay toll. When the media asked him that although he was the State BJP President but did not pay any toll tax while crossing the toll tax plaza when his convoy was coming from Firozabad, Pandey replied, “Any other question?”
He further went on to say, “I am the member of the parliament and I am toll-free, any other question?”
News agency ANI also posted a video of the incident on its official Twitter handle in which Pandey can be heard making this statement. “Main saansad (MP) hu aur main toll free hu (I am an MP and I am toll free),” he was quoted saying by ANI.
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 17, 2017
When the reporters pointed out that he was a Parliamentarian however, the people who were travelling in his convoy were not Members of the Parliament, Pandey angrily replied, “I am present at the Deendayal Dham; is there any other question, then ask?”
There was more drama, as per the ANI report. When the media tried to ask the question again, Pandey said, “If you have any other question, then ask.”
Pandey replaced Keshav Prasad Maurya as the BJP UP Chief and also an MP from Chandauli Lok Sabha constituency.