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In video, 2 Chhattisgarh BJP ministers joke, laugh at Vajpayee condolence meet

PTI
Published Aug 24, 2018, 9:57 am IST
Updated Aug 24, 2018, 10:34 am IST
Video showed Chhattisgarh Agriculture Minister Brijmohan Agrawal and Health Minister Ajay Chandrakar talking and laughing on stage.
Former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 93, died in Delhi on August 16. (Representational Image | PTI)
 Former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 93, died in Delhi on August 16. (Representational Image | PTI)

Raipur: A video purportedly showing two ministers in the BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh laughing during a condolence meet for paying homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Thursday went viral on social media.

The video showed state Agriculture Minister Brijmohan Agrawal and Health Minister Ajay Chandrakar talking to each other and laughing while sitting on the stage.

 

The meet was held on Wednesday after ashes of the late BJP stalwart were brought for immersion in major rivers.

The video purportedly also showed a laughing Ajay Chandrakar slapping the table in front of him.

State BJP chief Dharamlal Kaushik is seen grabbing Ajay Chandrakar's hand, to indicate that they should not laugh.

Chief Minister Raman Singh was also present at the meet.

 

Opposition Congress slammed the two ministers after the video attracted attention on social media.

"The top BJP leadership had been ignoring Atalji when he was alive. Now this act of senior BJP ministers has clearly shown how much respect they have for their veteran leader," said state Congress general secretary Shailesh Nitin Trivedi.

"This act is highly objectionable," Shailaesh Nitin Trivedi added.

"If BJP leaders can not respect Atalji, then they should not at least disrespect him. BJP and Raman Singh's (expression of) love and respect for Atalji after his death is nothing but just a show and drama," he said.

 

Dharamlal Kaushik, the state BJP chief, or other senior leaders of the party in the state could not be contacted for comments.

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Location: India, Chhatisgarh, Raipur




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