Sidhi Peeing Incident: Did MP CM Shivraj Chouhan Wash Someone Else’s Feet?

New Delhi: In the midst of intense politics over the urination incident in Madhya Pradesh, the state unit of the Congress has now alleged that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met the wrong person and washed the feet of someone else, not the victim, on whom Parvesh Shukla is accused. The person was seen urinating. viral video. Describing it as a “big conspiracy”, the Madhya Pradesh Congress claimed on its official Twitter handle that “CM Shivraj Singh washed the feet of someone else, not the person on whom he urinated”. Will not.

However, Madhya Pradesh police and state government officials have rejected this claim outright. Responding to MP Congress’s tweet, Sidhi SP Dr. Ravindra Verma called it ‘misleading’. The SP said, “In the case of the viral video of the direct urination case, some misleading claims are being made that the victim was not Dashmat Rawat. Police investigation confirmed that the person was Dashmat Rawat.”

District Collector Saket Malviya also denied the claims and termed them as “misleading”. He said that the police investigation has confirmed that the person seen in the video is actually Dashmat Rawat.

Significantly, the incident of urination in Madhya Pradesh came to light last week when a video went viral on social media in which accused Pravesh Shukla was urinating on Dashmat Rawat, a tribal activist.

Amid huge public outrage over the highly condemnable incident, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh directed the state authorities to arrest the accused and ensure strictest punishment.

Acting on the orders of the Chief Minister, the state government arrested the accused Pravesh Shukla after registering a case under the stringent National Security Act (NSA). Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also apologized and washed the feet of Dashmat Rawat.

The local authorities later demolished an illegal portion of Shukla’s father’s house. Several lawyers opposed the framing of charges under the NSA and the demolition of Shukla’s house.

On 7 July, Dashmat Rawat urged the government to release Shukla, arguing that the accused had realized his mistake. “My demand to the government is that a mistake has been made (by the accused). And now Parvesh Shukla should be released. Whatever happened in the past, he has realized his mistake,” Rawat told reporters.

While the ruling BJP has claimed that the incident of a man urinating on a tribal youth in Madhya Pradesh’s Sidhi district dates back to 2019-20, when the Kamal Nath-led Congress government was in power, the Congress appointed the governor of Madhya Pradesh submitted a memorandum. Mangubhai Patel sought to protect the interests of tribals and alleged that the number of crimes against the community was on the rise in the central state.

MP BJP president VD Sharma told reporters, “The preliminary findings of the probe committee set up by the BJP on the direct incident show that the urination incident dates back to 2019-20 when Kamal Nath was leading the Congress government in the state.” He said that an administrative report in this regard will come out soon. “We will not allow enmity to spread in the society through such tactics,” Sharma said.

Nath, who heads the Madhya Pradesh Congress unit, and his party’s tribal legislators called on the governor at the Raj Bhavan. Nath said, “Madhya Pradesh is leading in the country in terms of atrocities on tribals. We requested the governor to protect the interests of the tribal community.” Leader of the Opposition in the MP Assembly Govind Singh said the Congress would directly raise the incident and “atrocities against tribals” in the assembly session beginning Tuesday.

The opposition Congress has also demanded a CBI inquiry into the urinating incident. The BJP had denied the Congress’s claim that Shukla was linked to a BJP MLA.