National Politics

Karnataka Minister Caught Slapping Woman On Camera, Congress Says ‘Sack Him’

Veeranna Somanna, the Minister of Infrastructure Development in Karnataka government, caught on camera slapping a woman at an event where he was distributing land titles. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, amid criticism and outrage over the incident, has sought an explanation from the minister. As per Hindustan Times report, the woman reportedly confronted the minister at the event following which the minister slapped her. A few security personnel are seen in the now viral video, whereas many men also intervened after the minister slapped the woman.

Congress’ Randeep Surjewala said: “Arrogance has gone to the head of BJP Ministers & leaders in #Karnataka. On one hand, people suffer the huge brunt of #40PercentComission & on the other, women get slapped by ministers drunk with power. Where is our PM? Will u dismiss the Minister, Mr. Bommai? #AntiWomenBJP.”

The woman, in the video, is later seen touching the feet of the minister after being slapped. The HT report stated that the minister is learnt to have apologised for his behaviour, while the woman too later claimed that the minister promised her help.

Congress’ communications chief Jairam Ramesh also took to Twitter and wrote: “What a difference from the way @RahulGandhi began the Karnataka leg of #BharatJodoYatra from the very same Gundlupet on 30th September! This shameless man should be sacked immediately!”

Congress’ official handle also posted the video and wrote: “Karnataka’s BJP government minister V Somanna slapped a woman. The crime of the woman was that she went to the BJP minister with her complaint. Now read the statement of PM Modi – ‘Can we take a pledge to get rid of everything that humiliates women by nature, by culture?'”



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