The Hush Post|11:15am| 2-min-read
A Tripura minister was seen in a video groping a female ministerial colleague on stage in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Tripura’s opposition Left Front on Monday demanded that minister Monoj Kanti Deb be sacked for “touching” the woman in an “indecent manner”. Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb was also present at the rally held in Agartala on Saturday.
“Monoj Kanti Deb must be sacked and be arrested for touching the woman minister in an extremely indecent manner on the stage,” Left Front convener Bijan Dhar told the media.
He said that the minister put his hand on the waist of Social Welfare and Social Education Minister Santana Chakma, a young tribal leader.
The Opposition demanded that he be fired and charged with sexual harassment. Local parties in Tripura are also planning protests to demand the resignation and arrest of the minister.
When contacted by news agency IANS, the minister, Manoj Kanti Deb, who holds the Food, Youth Affairs and Sports portfolios, said that he did not want to comment on the incident.
Meanwhile, BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharjee said, “The woman minister has never made any statement and complaint on the issue raised by the Left parties”.