NEW DELHI: An MPA of India’s ruling BJP faced flak on the social media for allowing a party worker to wash his feet and subsequently drink that water.
Nishikant Dubey was criticised on social media after a video of a local party worker washing the MP’s feet and drinking the same water went viral on social media.
Dubey later defended himself by saying that what the worker did was a ‘customary practice in Jharkhand’ and he did it out of sheer happiness.
The incident which took place in Jharkhand district, showed a local BJP worker, Pawan Shah, washing the feet of the MP amid claps and loud cheers of ‘Pawan bhai zindabad’.
However, many people were outraged by the act and called out the politician for allowing the party worker to do such a thing. His explanation on Facebook was also met with criticism. While some commented that the BJP leaders need to discourage such acts by followers, others called the whole episode ‘disgraceful’.