Madhya Pradesh minister calls Valmiki ‘daaku’, sparks furore

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jan 10, 2018, 1:24 am IST
Updated Jan 10, 2018, 1:24 am IST
The minister, however, later apologised for her remarks.
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Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh women and child welfare minister Archana Chitnis has unwittingly triggered a row when she called sage Valmiki, author of Ramayana, a ‘daaku’ (dacoit), at a meeting in Mandsaur a couple of days ago.

Her remarks, on Tuesday, sparked a furore among the Valmiki community members who decided to move the RSS leadership seeking to restrain the BJP leaders from making ‘uncharitable’ remarks against the revered leaders of different communities.

 

“The minister’s poor portrayal of our ‘Dharam Guru’ Maharshi Valmiki has hurt sentiments of our community,” Devidas Chabaria, state general secretary of All India Valmiki Mahasabha, said. The minister, however, later apologised for her remarks.

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