Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot voiced his displeasure and suggested ministers to keep “dignity” in what they are saying at public boards.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot. (File picture)
Days after Rajasthan minister Rajendra Singh Gudha’s remark evaluating the roads in his constituency with Katrina Kaif ’s cheeks went viral, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot voiced his displeasure and suggested ministers to keep their “dignity” in what they are saying at public boards.
“I do not know in what context the minister made the comment. We will find out. All I can say is that every person should have dignity. Ministers and chief ministers should have more dignity in their utterances and behaviour,” Gehlot was quoted as saying by The Times of India.
Gehlot was in Surat to pay tribute to late Congress chief Ahmed Patel on his first demise anniversary.
Further, he warned that state ministers needs to be inside the limits of decorum and decency. “If you do politics outside limits, no one will like it,” Gehlot told the reporters.
On Wednesday, Gudha was seen interacting with people from his assembly constituency. Some villagers, while airing their grievances, demanded that the roads in the area be repaired. The minister turns to the chief engineer of the Public Works Department present at the meeting, and jokingly says , “In my constituency, the roads should be made like Katrina Kaif’s cheeks.”
— ANI (@ANI) November 24, 2021
The video was shared by news company ANI and the Congress minister has confronted loads of flak for his remark. But there have been different such cases when ministers have made such informal remarks. In 2005, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav promised to make Bihar’s roads as easy as Hema Malini’s cheeks. His feedback had then kicked up a row.
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