Grab officers by their collar: Chhattisgarh minister’s guide on how to become a leader

Grab officers by their collar: Chhattisgarh minister’s guide on how to become a leader

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hold collar of SP and collector to become a big politician: Chhattisgarh minister to kids
  • Kawasi Lakhma made the remark on September 5 at a government school in Sukma
  • Lakhma told a news agency that he has been misquoted

Chhattisgarh minister Kawasi Lakhma gave strange advice to youngsters when the schoolchildren asked for tips on becoming a leader.

In a video which has been posted by news agency ANI, Chhattisgarh minister Kawasi Lakhma says he advised a boy to "hold the collar of SP and collector to become a big politician" when asked him how to become a leader.

As he recounts the episode, the minister is flanked by children in school uniform. Kawasi Lakhma reportedly made the remark on September 5 at a government school in Sukma district.

In the video, the Congress minister is seen sitting among schoolchildren and heard narrating some recent incident of interaction with students. Lakhma is heard saying to some people who were not in the frame, that once he was asked by a student how he become a "big leader".

"The boy asked me how I became a big politician and what he had to do (to become a political leader). I told him to hold the collar of SP (superintendent of police) or (district) collector, the Chhattisgarh minister says as students laugh.

WHAT DID LAKHMA SAY?

However, when contacted by news agency PTI, Lakhma claimed he had been "misquoted" and had never mentioned about holding the "collar of SP or collector".

Once when a student asked me what he should do to become a leader like me, I told him to study well and then fight for the public cause on the street and do hard struggle. The statement of holding the collar of SP and collector, which being shown, is fake. I told him to struggle hard to become a leader, Lakhma said.

Lakma had earlier courted controversy after he said voters will get an electric shock if they press any other button other than the first button on the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM). Kawasi Lakhma had made the remark during an election rally.