Rajasthan's Labour Minister Jaswant Yadav on Tuesday stoked a controversy when the public of his constituency had to wash the dishes in a public event and the matter went even more controversial when the minister gave a bizarre explanation to cover up.
"There is nothing wrong with washing dishes. If they can wash it at home, they can do it here also", he said as a matter-of-factly.
The incident took place in Behror area of Alwar where minister Jaswant Yadav had arranged for a public event. With a view to save money, he amalgamated two programs in one. The first being the Swacch Bharat workshop along with the beneficiary program. However, the idea of combining two events could not work out as people participate in large number. The food arrangement felt short. So, when the plates to eat were less, there was no option but to wash them and reuse. When people criticized the Minister for the poor arrangement but in return, the Minister lashed out at them with his bizarre statement.
However, this is not the first time a Minister of Rajasthan has given out such an irresponsible statement. Earlier in August, Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal 'more lynching incidents will happen with the rise in popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi'.
"The more popular Modi ji becomes, the more such incidents will happen. In Bihar election it was 'Award Wapsi', in Uttar Pradesh elections it was mob lynching. In 2019 elections it will be something else. Prime Minister Modi gave several schemes, their effects can be seen, this (lynching) incident is just one reaction to it," Meghwal said.
He said, "We condemn mob-lynching but this isn't a single incident. You have to trace this back in history. Why does this happen? Who should stop this? What happened with Sikhs in 1984 was the biggest mob lynching of this nation's history", he added.
(With inputs from ANI)