Congress MLA Yashomati Thakur in white saree pointing fingher at the government official during a meeting in Amrawati, Maharashtra on Monday. [Photo/ANI]
Congress MLA Yashomati Thakur in white saree pointing fingher at the government official during a meeting in Amrawati, Maharashtra on Monday. [Photo/ANI]

Maharashtra: Congress MLA abuses officials in meeting, clarifies later

ANI | Updated: May 14, 2019 12:27 IST

Amravati (Maharashtra) [India], May 14 (ANI): Congress MLA Yashomati Thakur was heard criticising and later hurling abuses at government officials in a meeting held here on Monday.
However, Thakur later said she was forced to raise her voice due to inaction on the part of the officials.
The Congress MLA, while attending a meeting pertaining to water resources in Amravati, was heard hurling abuses while angrily gesturing at government officials seated on the same table.
While people sitting around her tried to dial down the situation by calming her down, Thakur looked agitated and continued to lash out at the officials while displaying a set of documents. She even threw objects that were placed on the table on the floor in anger.
At the end of the video, Thakur's supporters were heard raising slogans over the demand for the discharge of water from Upper Wardha Dam to the locals.
Speaking to media later in the day, Thakur said she was forced to raise her voice as the government officials did not discharge water on time for locals.
"They were supposed to discharge the water last night but they did not. This is the reason why I got aggressive during the meeting. From the past two weeks, we are demanding that water should be discharged from Upper Wardha Dam. We had also taken permission from the collector but still, the BJP MLA did not sign the permission letter," she claimed.
The Teosa MLA also told media that due to the protest, the government has taken a step back and agreed to discharge water from the dam.
"After we pressurised the government with our protest, the government agreed to discharge the water from the dam to the people. We have our right over the water," she asserted. (ANI)

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