In a video gone viral on social media, TikTok star-turned BJP politician Sonali Phogat can be seen beating an official in Haryana and hurling abuses at him, allegedly over a comment he made.
The incident took place on Friday when Phogat was inspecting a farmer’s market. The man seen in the video is Sultan Singh, a member of the Agricultural Produce Market Committee, who allegedly made the objectionable comment.
Phogat had unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Haryana Assembly elections from Adampur seat and she lost to Congress’ Kuldeep Bishnoi.
In the video, the man can be seen pleading with Phogat, saying that he would take action against her complaints. Phogat later called the police but did not press charges after the man apologised to her.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, who also fought the 2019 Haryana Assembly elections, asked Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to take action against her.
खट्टर सरकार के नेताओं के घटिया कारनामे!
मार्किट कमेटी सचिव को जानवरों की तरह पीट रही हैं आदमपुर, हिसार की भाजपा नेत्री।
क्या सरकारी नौकरी करना अब अपराध है?
क्या खट्टर साहेब कार्यवाही करेंगे?
क्या मीडिया अब भी चुप रहेगा? pic.twitter.com/2K1aHbFo5l
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) June 5, 2020
“Khattar government’s nauseating deeds! Adampur, Hisar’s BJP leader is beating market committee secretary like an animal. Is being a government worker a crime? Will Khattar sahab take action? Will media remain silent?” he tweeted.