In a shocking incident, Bihar Excise and Prohibition Minister Abdul Jalil Mastan sparked row after he was seen hitting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s photo with slippers and said that PM was a dacoit. He was also urging the others to hit the picture with shoes.
In the video, you can see Abdul hitting the Prime Minister’s picture and hurling verbal abuses at him while asking his supporters to do the same. The incident took place on February 22 when a number of people staged a protest against PM Modi’s decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes in Bihar. Alleging was that the Prime Minister was “stealing people’s money” Abdul even went on to call him a “naxalite”.
The BJP leaders have demanded strict action against the Minister and have asked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to expel him from the party. BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi affirmed even people had the right to have different opinions it was wrong to instigate a crowd of people and say such condemnable things for the Prime Minister of the country. Nitish Kumar has also come out to condemn the act and have asserted that it was “wrong”.
Wo ghalat hai: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Bihar minister Abdul Jalil Mastan’s controversial statement on PM Narendra Modi pic.twitter.com/jbL4ZCClQk
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a televised address on 8 November shocked everyone when he announced that the government was doing away with high valued notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000. Fresh Rs 500 and Rs 2000 notes were introduced to replace and meet the demand for Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. Prime Minister had affirmed that the move was being undertaken to fight the black money menace.