Ashok Gehlot tosses mic at public event as it stops workingtext_fields
Jaipur: A footage going viral on social media showed Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot throwing away a microphone when it stopped working a during a public event in the district of Barmer.
Gehlot was seen sitting alongside a few of the white-clad leaders when he got annoyed at the malfunctioning public address system.
The chief minister threw the microphone towards his left where the Barmer district collector was standing. The collector picked up the microphone. Another mic was handed over to the chief minister.
The chief minister's office denied an earlier interpretation of the video clip that the mic was thrown at the district collector. "The mic was not thrown at the district collector," an official said.
The incident happened at the Barmer Circuit House on Friday night when the chief minister was interacting with a group of women to collect feedback on various government schemes meant for them.
As the chief minister tried addressing the group, the mic malfunctioned and, apparently angry, he threw it.
The chief minister again lost his composure when he saw some people standing behind the group of women, and asked them to go away.
"Where is SP (superintendent of police)? Both SP and collector seem to be similar," he said.
Gehlot was on a two-day tour of Barmer.
During the event, the women told the chief minister about various benefits of the schemes and thanked him for increasing the honorarium of anganwadi workers.
PTI with superficial edits