We often come across politicians who behave in ways that are deemed unacceptable considering they occupy a position of power. For example, in the past, a Madhya Pradesh minister told parents to “go die” after they complained of school fees hike despite classes not taking place. Another example is when the Fisheries minister of Tamil Nadu let fishermen carry him so his shoes wouldn’t get dirty.
And now, a politician in Karnataka was caught on video slapping a party worker after he allegedly tried to put his hands on his shoulders, reports India Today. The politician has been identified as DK Shivakumar, who is the MLA from Kanakapura, reports Times Now. Have a look at the video here:
— ANI (@ANI) July 10, 2021
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As the video went viral, people online slammed the MLA for slapping the party worker. Many pointed out how it is unbecoming of a politician to behave in such a way.
If this is how he treats his party worker when the camera is rolling imagine what might happen when there is no camera or what happens to common citizens.
— You dumb but me (@AresDrakko) July 10, 2021
Very bad , Leaders should learn to respect their Cader/Worker
— Sanjay Saraf (LJP) (@LjpSaraf) July 10, 2021
Difference between the rich and poor….would he have slapped if it was someone above him…
— Viceroy (@Ganesh09558964) July 10, 2021
Can they beat like that Infront of all as a leader
Is this the leadership
— Tirupathi Naidu (@Tirupat28840162) July 10, 2021
😮! He should have known that he was surrounded by his party workers. No reason to go violent!
— Sunny (@Naresh33724259) July 10, 2021
However, after facing flak for his actions, MLA Shivakumar claimed that the worker is a distant relative and that it was due to the “bonding” between them that he slapped him.
“Yes, it’s true that I hit him. He is known to us. He is also our distant relative. That’s the bonding between us,” he said.
What do you think of this incident? Tell us.