A video clip of a local legislator seen wiping his soiled fingers with a former BJP parliamentarian’s sari went viral on social media on Thursday.
Independent MLA Dinesh Rai did it with a smirk on his face on the stage during a programme for farmers on Tuesday in his constituency Seoni, about 344 km east from Bhopal.
His act left other politicians on the stage amused as former member of parliament (MP) Nita Pateria couldn’t know what went behind her back.
Later, the photograph and the video clip of the MLA’s strange act went viral on WhatsApp.
Rai, however, told local journalists that it was just a 'harmless joke' as he had a 'devar-bhabhi' relationship with Pateria. Later, the former MP came to know about the prank and asked the legislator to act decently. Sources said the legislator apologised to her privately, explaining that he didn’t mean any harm.
The Kotwali police recorded Pateria’s statement on the basis of the complaint made by the BJP workers.