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Shouting caste slur,minister makes MP official do squats

Chhinda was not the only instance of his indiscretion on Wednesday.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal |
July 29, 2011 12:24:40 am

Known for shooting from the hip,Madhya Pradesh Minister for Cooperatives Gaurishanker Bisen outperformed himself when he warned a Patwari,a revenue official,at a public function that but for his caste he would have killed him.

“Gond ho isliye chhod diya,Pawar hota to mar dalta (I have spared you because you are a Gond,had you been a Pawar I would have killed you),” Bisen screamed at the Patwari after ordering him to do “uthak-baithak”.

Bisen was angry because the crowd in Chhinda village of Seoni district had alleged that the Patwari acted only if he was given a bribe.

Chhinda was not the only instance of his indiscretion on Wednesday.

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At a meeting of the district planning committee in Chhindwara,the minister insisted that though tribals get educated,they don’t acquire wisdom. “Adivasi padh likh to lete hai par unme samaj nahi hoti,” he said in presence of Congress members who had alleged that land belonging to tribals was being wrongfully acquired by the state.

Despite repeated attempts,Bisen was not available for comment.

Criticising the minister’s remarks at Chhindwara,PCC Chief Kantilal Bhuria led a delegation to the Raj Bhavan and submitted a memorandum to the Governor. He also asked the Chief Minister to immediately sack the minister.

Patwaris have threatened to take to the streets.

The minister had also said at Chhinda that he knew every Patwari in the state was corrupt.

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First published on: 29-07-2011 at 12:24:40 am

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