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Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole gets muddy feet washed by worker, BJP reacts | VIDEO

After the video went viral on social media, BJP targeted Patole and Congress party demanding apology. BJP spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla termed the actions of Congress as "Nawabi feudal shehzada" mindset.

Edited By: Shubham Bajpai Mumbai Updated on: June 18, 2024 16:53 IST
Congress leader Nana Patole gets muddy feet cleaned by worker
Image Source : X/ BJP4MAHARASHTRA (SCREENGRAB) Congress leader Nana Patole gets muddy feet cleaned by worker

Maharashtra Congress President Nana Patole has once again come under fierce criticism after a video showing a party worker washing his muddy feet went viral on social media on Tuesday.

After the video went viral, the Bharatiya Janata Party launched a scathing attack on Patole and the Congress party. BJP questioned the "culture" of the Congress over the incident.

Notably, the incident took place on Monday while Patole was on a tour of Akola district and attended a program in Wadegaon. After that, he took a 'darshan' of the palanquin of Saint Gajanan Maharaj. Apparently at Nanasaheb Chincholkar Vidyalaya on Monday (June 17), Patole had walked through the mud, where people had stopped for a 'Palkhi Darshan'. Upon his return to his car, a part worker was seen washing the mud away from the Congress leader's feet. The purported video of the incident was recorded by someone nearby which soon surfaced on social media.

Patole holds press conference

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Congress chief held a press conference today and said, "...I am not hiding yesterday's incident. The worker was pouring water (on my feet). There was no tap - 'Har ghar mein nal, har ghar mein jal', otherwise I would have used water from the tap..."

Targeting Patole, BJP Mumbai's official handle posted on X and said, "What is unfortunate is that the Congress is repeatedly insulting the workers who fight for their lives. It's a shame that Maharashtra Congress President Nana Patole made an activist wash his feet because his feet was muddy. Is this the culture of Congress?"

Congress' "Nawabi feudal Shehzada' mindset": Shehzad Poonawalla

Moreover, BJP spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla called the Congress’ action as "Nawabi feudal shehzada" mindset and demanded apologies from the party and Patole himself.

"Congress has a Nawabi Feudal Shehzada mindset. Maharashtra Congress President Nana Patole's gets his leg and feet washed by a party worker in Akola. They treat Janta and workers like Ghulam & themselves like Kings & Queens. Imagine how they treat people without coming to power! What will they do if they by mistake come to power. Nana Patole must apologise & so must Congress," Poonawalla said on X. 

(With ANI Inputs)

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