When Modi's minister, Ananth Kumar Hegde assaulted a doctor
A video of newly inducted junior minister Ananth Kumar Hegde beating up a doctor has resurfaced embarrassing the BJP. A day after he took oath and was inducted as a junior minister in the Narendra Modi cabinet, the ghost of a CCTV footage showing Hegde thrashing a doctor has returned to haunt him.
The incident dates back to January this year when Hegde, a proud Taekwondo expert, showed off his skills against doctors and medical staff at the Totagarara Seva Samiti hospital in Sirsi. The entire ruckus was caught on camera. The BJP leader was caught on camera thrashing doctors even as the other medical staff tried to intervene.
Video dated January 2, 2017
The incident took place on the night of January 2, 2017. Hegde who spoke to the media later said that he was irate after the doctors refused to attend to his mother who had suffered fractures after a fall. While Ananth Kumar Hegde apologized for the incident later, the hospital staff refused to file a police complaint.
Due to media pressure, the Sirsi police registered a suo moto complaint against Ananth Kumar Hegde. The Sirsi market police have registered case against thr MP under sections 341, 323 and 504 of the IPC.
In 2016, Hedge was booked for inciteful speech. The hard core RSS supporter beat Congress veteran, Margret Alva, to step into Parliament as MP in 1996.