AHMEDABAD — Gujarat water provide minister Kunvarji Bavaliya was once stuck on digital camera on Saturday telling a gaggle of ladies who complained about ingesting water woes of their village that they must have voted for him.
After the video, shot on cellular digital camera, went viral, the minister mentioned the query got here from “uneducated ladies” and have been triggered via native politics.
Bavaliya surrender the Congress closing yr to enroll in the BJP and was once made a cupboard minister. He gained the following Meeting by-election to Jasdan, which falls in Rajkot Lok Sabha constituency.
Campaigning for the BJP candidate at Kanesara village, he confronted a gaggle of indignant villagers, maximum of them ladies, who complained that simplest part the village will get ingesting water.
To which, the minister mentioned simplest 55 % of the villagers had voted for him closing time.
“I’ve all the water assets ministry, I’m within the govt, and if required, I will sanction crores of rupees to organize water provide to the village,” he mentioned.
“Once I contested the election this time, I were given simplest 55 % votes. Why didn’t you all come in combination to vote for me?” he requested.
When wondered via journalists later, Bavaliya defended his remarks, pronouncing the protesters had been “uneducated ladies”, and native politics triggered them to invite the query.
He additionally mentioned that the grievance was once now not about his ministry, however the native panchayat. “I informed them it is a panchayat factor and does now not fear my ministry,” he mentioned.
Congress chief Hardik Patel lambasted Bavaliya.
“If someone didn’t vote for the BJP and voted for different celebration, shouldn’t they be given elementary facilities? That is vindictive politics,” Patel mentioned.