VIDEO: MP minister caught in storm for ‘kicking a boy’

Madhya Pradesh animal husbandry minister Kusum Mehdele was caught on camera kicking away a small boy who begged on his knees and asked for some money.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2015 2:05 am

Madhya Pradesh Law Minister Kusum Mehdele, often in news for her controversial comments, landed in yet another row Sunday, when she allegedly kicked a boy who asked her for a rupee.

In a video footage aired by news channels, the minister can be seen kicking the teenager, who had apparently blocked her way as she was moving towards her official car in Panna.

Mehdele has completely denied the incident. “Am I mad? Have I lost my head? Why would a minister use legs and hands,” the minister told The Indian Express.

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“I attended several functions in Panna, including the state’s foundation day function, an event for journalists and a cleanliness programme. Nothing like this took place,” she claimed, adding, “Tell me the boy’s name or produce him before me.”

In the video footage, Mehdele’s security guard can be seen pulling the boy to his feet after she kicked him.

“I don’t know who has come up with such a lie. There were many people with me, including officials, and you can ask them if the incident took place. You know I don’t lie and prefer to talk straight,” the 71-year-old legislator said.

The Opposition Congress has slammed Mehdele for the incident and demanded she be sacked.

The Aam Aadmi Party said the minister’s conduct stemmed from the arrogance internalised by the ruling BJP.

Recently, while on a visit to agriculture fields, Mehdele had reportedly said that when farmers don’t commit suicide when their children die, they should not do so even when their crops fail.

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    maitreymehta
    Nov 1, 2015 at 11:05 pm
    Let's see if she is removed or not.Looking at her last name she belongs to particular caste and no one can dare to remove her because of that. People if they elect her again will be at fault. See the IPS officer looking at poor child man handheld by "Chance", s of Honourable minister and IIT and and highly educated people take pride in getting those jobs! Trading moral values and self respect for corruption. What a shame!
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    1. Vikas yadav
      Nov 1, 2015 at 8:47 pm
      these power drunken BJP leaders must be kicked out from power.
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        alvi
        Nov 1, 2015 at 8:28 pm
        kusum mehdele should be dismissed from the ministry and put into jail. a most arrogant woman.
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          Amit
          Nov 1, 2015 at 11:22 pm
          Modi ji would be so proud of her. Modiji should give her prize which he has gotten from various anti-India and anti Hindu traitors.
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            Amit
            Nov 2, 2015 at 1:06 am
            This is RSS culture
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