Maneka Gandhi shocked everyone in a public meeting in her constituency Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh after she scolded and hurled abuses at an official who had several corruption complaints against him.
The Women and Child Development Minister was beyond angry when she lost her cool at the corrupt officer. This act was captured in a video which was later circulated on the Internet. She called the official ‘fat’ and hurled abuses at him.
“You are fat like a ba****d and still demand bribe,” she was heard saying in the video. The authenticity of the video couldn’t be claimed until now. The official was a supply officer for distributing grains to the people below poverty line under the eponymous scheme. While talking to local representatives, she came across several complaints against him.
When asked about the incident by media, she said she will not tolerate exploitation of the poor in her constituency. She will seek an inquiry against the offical and make sure he gets suspended.
“I am a minister for women and if I will not protect them who will? I don't want to name anybody, but whoever is taking bribes from these women must feel ashamed. They are taking it from the poorest of poor and depriving them of what it their right,” she further defended her stand.