In honourable Congress MLA from Maharashtra is in the eye of a controversy after she hurled abuses at public officials during a meeting. The MLA, Yashomati Thakur, represents the Teosa assembly seat in Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha. The video of the incident is shown:
In the video, the honourable Congress MLA is heard criticizing and later abusing government officials. The MLA was apparently angry with the officials from the water resources department.
#WATCH Yashomati Thakur, Congress MLA from Teosa, Maharashtra abuses public officials during an official meeting on water resources, in Amravati. (13.5.19) (Note - Abusive language) pic.twitter.com/0bqEDQtuMV— ANI (@ANI) May 14, 2019
The video shows Yashomati Thakur rising from her seat in anger and shouting at the officials who are sitting across the table. She then picks up something and bangs it on the table and shouts "bloody hell" to the officials as others present look on.
After then, she aggressively points her finger at the officials (who are not visible in the video) and screams "Don't smile". This is followed by some expletives.
"He is smiling. He is the one who instigated it. He is the one who gave orders. I have the recordings. He is the one who is doing injustice. He is the one who is playing politics. He is doing politics," she alleges.
After this, she raised slogans with her supporters, who too were inside the meeting venue, joining in. After raising slogans and waving a bunch of papers, the MLA again hurled expletives at the officials. The incident occurred on Monday in Maharashtra's Amravati.
Yashomati Thakur's Twitter account mentions her as an advocate. In a tweet, she said, "BJP is playing politics over water...we need water to drink."
"Authorities were supposed to release water but didn't, so we had to become aggressive. We have been demanding the release of water for the past two weeks. Collector had also ordered the release of water from Upper Wardha but BJP MLA intervened." Meanwhile, issuing a clarification on her conduct, Yashomati Thakur told ANI.