Two BJP lawmakers from Uttar Pradesh became instant popular after their fighting video became viral. They fought with fists and shoes in full public view and in the presence of journalists.
Several videos of the scuffle were shot by journalists and other participants at the meet and have gone viral on social media websites. The fight took place in the presence of minister in charge of the district, Ashutosh Tandon.
The videos show BJP MP Sharad Tripathi losing his cool at party colleague and MLA Rakesh Singh because his name was missing from the foundation stone for a local road. The MLA responded that it was his decision.
They were attending a meeting of District Planning Committee in the Collectorate Auditorium at Sant Kabir Nagar, nearly 200 km from Lucknow.
After a verbal duel, the Sant Kabir Nagar MP approached the MLA, who was seated with other party members around a round table, removed his shoe and started hitting him with it, much to the shock of everyone present there.
Incensed by the MP’s actions, the MLA got up and hit back at the MP. The two then rained blows at each other before other party members and a policeman could intervene.
#WATCH Sant Kabir Nagar: BJP MP Sharad Tripathi and BJP MLA Rakesh Singh exchange blows after an argument broke out over placement of names on a foundation stone of a project pic.twitter.com/gP5RM8DgId
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 6, 2019
Opposition Mocked BJP Badly
The Congress on Wednesday took a swipe at the BJP after a video of the ruling party’s leaders thrashing each other with shoes surfaced, saying the BJP was the “Bharatiya Joota Party”.
While sharing the video clip on Twitter, the Congress also put out a disclaimer. The act has been performed by experts. Please do not attempt this on anyone, it said.
आज का मनोरंजन पेश करते हुए भारतीय जूता पार्टी
— Congress (@INCIndia) March 6, 2019
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti tweeted, “From mera booth sabse mazbut (my booth strongest) to mera shoe sabse mazbut (my shoe strongest).”
From mera booth sabse mazbut to mera shoe sabse mazbut https://t.co/fhokoLzOZd
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) March 6, 2019
Reacting to the video, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav tweeted, “Aaj UP mein viswa ke sabse anushashit rajnaitik party ka dawa karnewali BJP ke sansad va vidhayak jee ke madhya jooton ka aadan-praadan hua. Yeh aagami chunav mein apni haar se ashankit BJP ki hatasha hai. Sach toh yeh hai ki Lok Sabha chunav ladne ke liye BJP ko pratyashi hi nahi mil rahe hai.”
आज उप्र में विश्व की सबसे अनुशासित राजनीतिक पार्टी का दावा करनेवाली भाजपा के सांसद व विधायक जी के मध्य जूतों का सादर आदान-प्रदान हुआ.
यह आगामी चुनावों में अपनी हार से आशंकित भाजपा की हताशा है. सच तो ये है कि लोकसभा चुनाव लड़ने के लिए भाजपा को प्रत्याशी ही नहीं मिल रहे हैं. pic.twitter.com/gtbDrsdtAV
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) March 6, 2019
(Today, an MP and MLA of the world’s most disciplined party exchanged shoes. The BJP is frustrated in anticipation of winning the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The truth is BJP is not even getting candidates to contest the Lok Sabha elections.)
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