Chhattisgarh CM’s father arrested for derogatory remarks against Brahmins

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s father has been sent to 15-day judicial custody by a court in Raipur, on Tuesday, for allegedly making derogatory remarks against the Brahmin community.

“Nand Kumar Baghel, the father of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has been sent to 15-day judicial custody by a court in Raipur,” said Nand Kumar’s lawyer Gajendra Sonkar. Nand Kumar was arrested by Raipur Police and produced before the court over his alleged derogatory remarks against Brahmins.

Meanwhile, the Chhattisgarh CM, on Sunday, after his father was booked for the case had said that no one is above the law adding that legal action will be taken in the matter.

“As a CM, I have a responsibility to maintain harmony among different communities. If he (the father) made a remark against a community, I feel sorry. Legal action would be taken against him,” he had told reporters.

Noting that everything is above the law, the CM had also tweeted, “As a son, I respect my father, but as a CM, none of his mistakes can be overlooked which disturbs the public order. No one is above the law in our government, even if he is the chief minister’s father.”

Nand Kumar during his tour in Uttar Pradesh had called to “boycott” Brahmins. “Brahmins will be sent from Ganga to Volga river. They are foreigners. They consider us untouchables and are snatching away all our rights. I will urge villagers to not let Brahmins enter their village,” he had said.