Newly appointed Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari has raked up a controversy after he was seen mocking people standing in queues outside bank ATMs since Prime Minister Narendra made his demonetisation announcement in a video. The undated video, which has emerged, shows the Bhojpuri singer and actor-turned-politician was discussing the prevailing situation following the much-debated move of scrapping Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes with a group of people, including BJP functionaries. He was seen narrating an incident, in which he went to meet people standing in the queue, in a sarcastic manner. Dubbing those people as ‘Deshbhakt’, he was seen as singing a song.
Delhi water minister Kapil Mishra has re-tweeted the video clip which has been doing rounds on social media. So far BJP has not reacted on the development. With the high-stakes municipal poll around the corner, politics around the video is likely to escalate.
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BJP MP Manoj Tiwari mocks people of India for being fooled on the name of nationalism by Modi & standing in queues. This is so outrageous. ???? pic.twitter.com/YbQH5sleD7
— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) January 3, 2017
Earlier, Tiwari has slammed AAP government for “failing to fulfill” its promises and invited Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for a debate on the problems faced by the people. Tiwary in an hour-long chat picked up comments and questions while attacking AAP government and Kejriwal even as he said that politics should come next to solving problems of the people.