BJP Lawmakers Thrash Each Other With Shoes In Fight For Credit
Hurling the foulest of unprintable abuses, two BJP lawmakers from Uttar Pradesh fought each other with fists and shoes at an official meeting on Wednesday in an example of elected representatives behaving in a manner most unbecoming of their office.
The incident took place in Uttar Pradesh’s Sant Kabir Nagar, about 200 km from capital Lucknow, in full public view and in the presence of journalists. The meeting was a District Coordination Meeting, where top public officials convene to review development projects and other work in the area.
The fight broke out after a fuming BJP Member of Parliament Sharad Tripathi, who represents the district, asked why his name was not included on the foundation stone for a local road. Rakesh Baghel, one of the MLAs from the district, said it was his decision.