‘Go to Afghanistan’: BJP chief tells journalist when requested about rising gas costs


A BJP chief from Madhya Pradesh stoked an argument after he suggested a journalist to “go to Afghanistan” when requested about inflation and rising gas costs.

Ramratan Payal, who’s the district unit chief of the occasion in Katni, mentioned that questions are being requested about petrol costs at a time when the third wave of the Covid-19 is looming within the nation.

“Go to Taliban. Petrol is being bought at Rs 50 per litre in Afghanistan. No one is even asking for it there. A minimum of now we have security right here (India). India has already confronted two Covid waves and the third one is about to return,” the BJP chief is heard saying in a video that has now gone viral.

Additional, the BJP chief can be heard advising the journalist to “realise the type of scenario the nation is in” and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “controlling the scenario”.

“You’re a reputed journalist. Do you even realise the type of scenario the nation is in? How Modi ji is controlling the scenario. He’s nonetheless giving free ration to 80 crore individuals. Can anybody else give?” he requested.

Paradoxically, neither the BJP chief nor his supporters have been seen sporting masks or following the social distancing protocol.

Reacting to the remarks, Trinamool Congress chief Partha Chatterjee mentioned public representatives making ‘irresponsible feedback is shameful’.

“In a tweet, he mentioned: “The insensitivity with which @BJP4India leaders deal with nationwide in addition to worldwide points, exhibits how HARMFUL these leaders are for the progress of our nation. Public representatives making such irresponsible feedback is shameful!”

In accordance with media studies, one other BJP MLA in Bihar had given comparable recommendation to these essential of the federal government or questing rising costs.

“It (scenario in Afghanistan) received’t have any impression on India however those that really feel scared right here can go there… petrol and diesel are cheaper,” Hari Bhushan Thakur Bachaul, MLA from the Bisfi constituency had reportedly mentioned in a jibe to critics.