Indian Minister of State for Health, Ashwini Choubey, on Tuesday, had to bear the brunt of public fury- when a member of the public hurled ink at him over the government’s alleged inaction in recent floods that ravaged much of the State, leaving people in helpless conditions, without basic amenities.
Choubey was undertaking an inspection visit to the Patna Medical College and Hospital in Bihar where several dengue-afflicted patients have been admitted.
Just when the minister was about to get into his vehicle after meeting the patients, two men allegedly threw ink at him.
#WATCH Bihar: A man threw ink on Union Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare Ashwini Choubey while he was visiting dengue patients at Patna Medical College & Hospital. The man managed to escape. Minister says "Ink thrown on public, democracy and the pillar of democracy." pic.twitter.com/gVxsfdLz8d— ANI (@ANI) October 15, 2019
The minister was heard saying the ink was being thrown at the media, but he also got some stains.
Soon a video clip of the incident went viral. Netizens blamed the government for being unable to resolve issues and said the incident was a result of their inaction.
I don't support these kind of things but #AshwiniChoubey arrogance deserve this. He is a useless minister.— Er.Manish kumar (@Manishkumar_roy) October 15, 2019
The public's anger has started to exclude the BJP from Bihar.— Pratik Jain (@iJainPratik) October 15, 2019
If BJP does not break alliance with JDU and does not make @girirajsinghbjp the face of BJP CM candidate from bhiar, then BJP is sure to go out of Bihar in 2020.
He didn't do anything good. It would have been appreciated if he would have thrown Gobar.— वरुण कुमार (@VarunKu33398845) October 15, 2019
He did the right thing. Those beggars when they come to ask vote, they return or could be seen after the disaster has struck OR during next elections.— Vasu (@007_vasu) October 15, 2019
Tall promises fallen flat.
It wasn't immediately clear who was behind the attack, and if any arrests have been made.
As Bihar struggles to escape the clutches of floods, it has been hit by Dengue. The state had recorded 1,184 cases before the end of September. Of these, Patna, which was the worst hit, registered 823 cases, according to the state health department.