J&K minister in a soup for touching woman doctor’s collar

BJP leader Chaudhary Lal Singh, who is Minister for Health, had gone to the government hospital in Lakhanpur to check preparedness ahead of the start of Amarnath yatra

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Updated: July 2, 2015 2:21 am
Chaudhary Lal Singh, BJP minister, BJP in jammu and kashmir, BJP in Jammu, Chaudhary Lal Singh viral photo, BJP minister doctor J&K Health Minister Chaudhary Lal Singh touching the collar of a female doctor at a government hospital in Lakhanpur in Jammu and Kashmir (Source: PTI)

Jammu & Kashmir Minister for Health & Medical Education Choudhary Lal Singh has landed in yet another controversy for touching the collar of a woman doctor, four months after he faced accusations of harassment from another woman doctor.

A picture of Singh holding the collar of the woman doctor has gone viral on social media, with many criticising his conduct as a minister. Attempts to contact Singh, a BJP minister, failed. His party is yet to react.

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Singh, who defected from Congress and joined BJP ahead of the Assembly polls last year, was elected from Basohli in Kathua. Prior to his joining BJP, Singh, a two-time Congress MP and MLA, had during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls compared PM candidate Narendra Modi to a low-breed dog.

The picture showing him holding the collar of a woman doctor, sources said, pertained to Singh’s visit to Lakhanpur on Monday to check arrangements for Amarnath pilgrims. During a visit to a medical camp, he noticed that the collar of the doctor was not in place. Singh then fixed the collar, said an official, adding that there was no protest from the doctor.

In February, Singh had rebuked a woman doctor for not wearing apron during the inauguration of a hospital. The doctor had accused him of causing mental harassment.


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  1. B
    Jul 1, 2015 at 11:33 am
    The s at Express are devoid of anything better to report
    1. K
      Jul 1, 2015 at 1:44 pm
      I didn't see anything wrong in this pic.... Please stop these kind of stupid journalism
      1. V
        Jul 1, 2015 at 5:21 pm
        Keep in mind to show respect to the doctor whose pic has gone viral This is also abuse, did the reporter take her consent to publish and was there a discussion formal or informal? Are we behaving much better? Do we keep in mind that she has to continue everyday life and could be subject to a lot of unnecessary discussion. If some action will be taken then reasonable just reporting for the sake is also abuse, the news also has an obligation to the girl involved
        1. A
          Jul 1, 2015 at 1:27 pm
          At present news & newspapers value is less than the toilet paper because of stupid journalist's.
          1. A
            Jul 2, 2015 at 2:24 pm
            Minister just adjusted the collar. Why is it reported like he abused her ? Some one reading the le would believe the molested her. If the lady had a complaint, let her file it, then it should be taken up.. this is now like giving too much importance for this even though rapes and honor killings are happening everyday.
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