Madhya Pradesh Minister Kusum Mehdele, has landed herself into the controversy by kicking away a boy who begged on his knees and asked for a rupee. The minister, who holds the animal husbandry portfolio, was in Panna on the occasion of Madhya Pradesh foundation day, and was visiting a bus stand for a cleanliness drive when the incident happened.
A video footage aired by news channels show Mehdele kicking the teenager, who had apparently blocked her way as she was moving towards her official car in Panna.
The Aam Aadmi Party too termed the conduct of the minister stemmed from arrogance internalised by the ruling BJP. The minister had been in the headlines for different reasons in the past. She had earlier stated that farmers don’t commit suicide even after the death of their sons so how come they do so after crop loss.