In an unbelievable incident, a local party worker washed feet of BJP MP Nishikant Dubey and later drank the same water while defending himself.
The shocking incident took place on Sunday at a political event in Jharkhand’s Godda district, was captured on camera and has gone viral.
In the video, a local BJP worker, Pawan Shah, is seen washing the feet of the Godda MP amid claps and loud cheers of ‘Pawan bhai zindabad’. After scrubbing Dubey’s feet, the party worker wiped them and drank the same water he used to wash the feet, as reported by Express Web Desk.
— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2018
Dubey later shared the pictures on his Facebook account, saying he would like to reciprocate the gesture for Pawan Shah if given a chance.
While Dubey was slammed on social media, he said the party worker did was a customary practice in Jharkhand and that he did it out of happiness.
“If a party worker washes the feet out of happiness, what is amazing in it. Washing the feet of the guests is a customary practice in Jharkhand,” he said, citing the example of Sudama doing the same for Lord Krishna in Mahabharata.
Nishikant Dubey was the same MP who spoke to ANI in July this year, saying that BJP people feared hugging Rahul Gandhi as their wives would divorce them.
#WATCH: Yes we do fear hugging Rahul Gandhi as our wives might divorce us after that. Also, Section 377 hasn't been scrapped as yet. If he gets married, we will hug him: BJP MP Nishikant Dubey on Rahul Gandhi statement 'Now BJP MPs take 2 steps back thinking I'll hug them' pic.twitter.com/gUVMeyjcgw
— ANI (@ANI) July 26, 2018
Dubey was condemned and trolled on Social media for allowing this inhuman and shameful act:
Supporter of Nishikant Dubey washes his feet and then drinks the dirty water
Dubey says it is an expression of the supporter’s love for him
Will Dubeyji wash Modiji’s feet and drink the dirty water ?
If not , does it mean he does not love Modi
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) September 17, 2018
what will you say about it sir?
its in their blood, and it's called "Slavery" . pic.twitter.com/ZYflVnRwVh
— दलित पैंथर्स (@its_ambedkarism) September 17, 2018
Rightly pointed sir. But They are studying cow-science so it seems your logic and reasoning doesn't work there.
— Dr. Sunkanna Velpula (@sunkannahcu) September 17, 2018
Jaahil to ye log hain h
— Janul (@Janul14322135) September 17, 2018