WATCH: Jamshedpur women wash feet of Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das on Guru Mahotsav

Women, in the event held on 'Guru Mahotsav' at Jamshedpur's Brahma Lok Dham, washed the CM’s feet with water and rose petals, as he stood on a giant plate. Das was the chief guest at the event.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 9, 2017 5:21 pm
Raghubar Das, Raghubar Das feet washed, Raghubar Das video, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, Guru Mahotsav, india news Women wash feet of Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das on a ‘Guru Mahotsav’ event held at Jamshedpur’s Brahma Lok Dham. (Source: Video grab)

In a video that went viral, women in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand were seen washing the feet of state Chief Minister Raghubar Das, at an event on the occasion of Guru Purnima on Friday. Women, in the event held on ‘Guru Mahotsav’ at Jamshedpur’s Brahma Lok Dham, washed the CM’s feet with water and rose petals, as he stood on a giant plate. Das was the chief guest at the event.

According to a report by Times Now, several activists were outraged at this and protested against the VIP treatment towards the CM. The activists said the ‘VVIP mindset was exposed’ and criticised the state’s defence that it was an old ritual, according to the report.

As per a report by India.com, in the event, CM Das promised to provide health insurance worth Rs 2 lakh to the poor. He also announced health insurance plan in the state. The CM  said that his government will start an entrepreneurship board for promoting women entrepreneurs in the state of Jharkhand. Both these schemes mainly focus on the rural areas in the state.

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Guru Purnima is marked on the full-moon day of the Hindu month Ashadha and is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists to honour one’s ‘gurus’ or teachers who guide us through our lives towards the path of enlightenment. The day falls in between June-July.

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    sagar
    Jul 10, 2017 at 12:33 am
    Wil Madhur Bhandarkar make a film on BJP too, to show ish desh ke adivasi mahilaye bJP ke gulam rahenge? Why women, why can not men wash the feet,
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      THATHAMAN
      Jul 9, 2017 at 11:34 pm
      Instead of washing this RSS thug feet the women must wash their full body with cow for putrefying from their divisive mentality
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        ksp
        Jul 9, 2017 at 10:33 pm
        Political parties and politicians revel in sycophants and blind folded followers. Even the BJP has proven that they are no different. Unless they reform their leaders and their at ude it would not augur well for the party and for the country.
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          Truth
          Jul 9, 2017 at 10:33 pm
          These illiterate goons (BJP) provide a lot of entertainment besides spreading hatred among people in the name of religion!!!
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            Viyan
            Jul 9, 2017 at 9:59 pm
            What is surprising in this. Everybody knows what the country is headed towards. This is perfectly in line with same. Going as per what the long-term objective of our current elite is (elite who we should be grateful to have presented real history of freedom struggle to us, to present real science to us about peacooccks magical , 1 gm of dung enough to 1 ton of oxygen, cows exhale oxygen, etc). As long as people are happy serving other people, it is good for both (who is being served as well as who is serving), as both are happily doing it. That is what is known as swayamseva and nationalism.
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              Jay
              Jul 9, 2017 at 9:07 pm
              Gulami khun mein hai, kaise jaayengi? Kabhi Gandhi, kabhi Nehru, kabhi Indira, kabhi Modi, kabhi yeh baba, kabhi woh bapu, kabhi woh pir, kabhi yeh Aulia, silsila khatm hi nahi hota. Itna kuch dekhne ke baad bhi nahi sudharte hum. Stupidity is incurable and laziness is unpardonable.
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                ksp
                Jul 9, 2017 at 10:38 pm
                bit harsh on all of us my friend.
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                Vik
                Jul 9, 2017 at 9:00 pm
                There is no need to justify this feet washing by women because the leader is BJP. It is disgusting and I am certain Modi would disapprove.
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                  Ashish Singh
                  Jul 9, 2017 at 8:13 pm
                  Mayawati was ridiculed by BJP leaders, when her bodyguard helped her wear the sandals. Where are those loud speakers now, have they had their tongues cut. Poor Raghubir Das has been exposed his counterparts in MP, CG, Rajasthan too are following the same practice, only their cover up is more better. We are a country immersed in hypocrisy, and our leaders are the biggest hypocrites, surrounded by a bunch of sycophants who in order to maintain their status indulge in such activities.
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