Raipur: A Chhattisgarh minister courted controversy after a video of him, through which he’s heard purportedly saying he had suggested a boy to “hold the collar of SP and collector to become a big politician”, surfaced on Monday.
Business Tax (Excise) and Trade Minister Kawasi Lakhma had reportedly made the comment throughout Academics Day celebration on September 5 in a authorities college in Sukma district headquarter of the state.
Taking a dig at his alleged remark, a BJP chief congratulated Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, saying His minister used good phrases for the chief”
Within the video, the Congress minister is seen sitting amongst schoolchildren and heard narrating some current incident of interplay with college students.
Lakhma is heard saying to some individuals who weren’t within the body, that when he was requested by a pupil how he grow to be a “big leader”.
“The boy requested me `how I grew to become an enormous politician and what he needed to do (to grow to be a political chief)’. I instructed him to carry the collar of SP (superintendent of police) or (district) collector, he’s heard saying within the video.
College students and others have been seen laughing after his remark.
Nonetheless, when contacted, Lakhma claimed he had been “misquoted” and had by no means talked about about holding the “collar of SP or collector”.
“I go to faculties and ashrams to satisfy college students and ask them what they aspire to grow to be.
“As soon as when a pupil requested me what he ought to do to grow to be a frontrunner like me, I instructed him to review effectively after which struggle for the general public trigger on the road and do exhausting battle.
“The assertion of holding the collar of SP and collector, which being proven, is pretend. I instructed him to battle exhausting to grow to be a frontrunner, Lakhma instructed PTI over the cellphone.
The video was shared by former minister and BJP MLA Ajay Chandrakar on Twitter who sarcastically wrote congratulations to Bhupesh Baghel ji. Your minister has used good phrases for the chief.
“It will be higher for those who (CM) ship him to Kurud (Chandrakars constituency) in order that he can re-inaugurate public works devoted by me. This may strengthen the democracy, Chandrakar tweeted.