In a shocking incident, a Tripura minister was caught on camera while groping a woman ministerial colleague on stage during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Agartala.
The video has gone viral on social media, in which it is seen that Tripura minister Monoj Kanti Deb is putting his hand on the waist of Social Welfare and Social Education Minister Santana Chakma, a young tribal leader. In the video, it is also seen that Santana Chakma is quickly pushing away the BJP minister’s hand. Monoj Kanti Deb holds the Food, Youth Affairs, and Sports portfolios.
After the video went viral, Left Front convener Bijan Dhar told the media that “Monoj Kanti Deb must be sacked and be arrested for touching the woman minister in an extremely indecent manner on the stage from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, and others addressed the public gathering.”
BJP spokesman Nabendu Bhattacharjee, however, said that the Left Front, after raking up non-issues against the BJP government, has now “started character assassination of BJP ministers on false and non-issue matters”. “The woman minister has never made any statement and complaint on the issue raised by the Left parties. Why are the Left parties doing this dirty politics?” he asked.
(Inputs from IANS)