Minister caught on camera abusing staff, BJP calls Congress ‘Serial Offenders’

Social welfare minister H Anjaneya was caught on camera using foul language on his staff why tea or coffee was not offered to the guests

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Bengaluru: Karnataka Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya was centre of controversy after a video of him abusing a member of his staff using foul language surfaced. The Opposition BJP accused the Congress of being ‘serial offenders’ when it comes to using abusive language.

The incident happened on Sunday, at a government guest house at Koppal in north Karnataka, where he was to participate in a state-level convention of the Mochi community. He is heard saying, “Have we offered tea/ coffee, something? Where are those officers, why is tea not arranged? Call him, that son of a *****.

Anjaneya is seen looking at the camera suddenly and getting a grip on himself — later telling his subordinates to “ensure tea, coffee is arranged immediately” and stops short of more foul language. He is said to be angry that his staff had not been hospitable enough for the guests including former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar.

Opposition leaders from the BJP said this typical of Anjaneya’s high-handedness, and indeed is seen among other Congress leaders as well. “He uses such abusive words but many Congress leaders in the state have such attitude,” said BJP Spokesperson S Prakash.

When questioned, Anjaneya brushed it off saying what he had said was in a fit of rage. “He’s (the staffer) one of our boys. I have already spoken to him and said sorry. It is resolved now, let’s move on.

Source: News 18

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