Bhopal, June 28 : Can you imagine a minister puffing away while surrounded by numerous commoners? Madhya Pradesh Water Resources Minister Hukum Singh Karada’s constant smoking during a public hearing in Neemuch District has ignited a fresh political phase in the state. Pictures of the politician and the offending cigarette are going viral. The Minister is seen accepting applications from people and passing the documents to those standing behind him.
The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party described the behaviour as objectionable and wondered what kind of message it would convey to society.
Meanwhile, Congress leader Manak Agrawal described Mr Karada as extremely civilised and sociable therefore he would be asked how such a transgression occurred on a public platform.(UNI)