A video of Karnataka Congress MLA Zameer Ahmed Khan sharing food with a Dalit Swamiji has gone viral on the internet. The MLA can be seen in the video feeding Swamiji food and asking him to remove it and eat it himself.
#WATCH Bengaluru, Karnataka: In an attempt to set an example seemingly against caste discrimination, Congress Chamarajapete MLA BZ Zameer A Khan feeds Dalit community's Swami Narayana & then eats the same chewed food by making Narayana take it out from his mouth to feed him(22.5) pic.twitter.com/7XG0ZuyCRS
— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2022
Zameer Ahmed Khan is a four-term MLA from Bengaluru’s Chamarajpet Constituency and is National Travels’ managing partner. Mr Khan was a former Karnataka government minister in charge of the Hajj and Wakf Board.
Before joining the Indian National Congress in March 2018, he was Janata Dal (Secular)’s prominent member.
The incident took place on Sunday in Chamarajpet. Mr Khan said that his act targeted those radical elements that are trying to create a rift between communities. Furthermore, it is said that he performed the act to showcase brotherhood.
Here is what Twitter had to say about the video
Same person… there are many other ways to provide respect and dignity … not by this dramas https://t.co/Fp0kfDOZuB
— Karthi 🇮🇳 (@karthiii87) May 22, 2022
He's the same MLA who once said this 👇https://t.co/SkaE4X8bUh
— Govind 🇮🇳 (@GovindK08) May 22, 2022
Going too far. Seems like some food fetish instead of messaging against caste discrimination. What will he do on live camera if he had to give a message against homophobia?
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) May 23, 2022
While in Pakistan, sanitation jobs are reserved only for Christians, most of who are Dalit converts.https://t.co/2fpf805fyw
— santosh satpathy (@SKSatpathi) May 22, 2022
This is a bit over the top… appreciate the sentiment but hygiene!
— Ajay Kamath (@ajay43) May 23, 2022
No general category person would do this even with their own parents/children.
I think not even between husband & wife.
This MLA & his audience seems to like unhygienic things a lot.
— Mister_Jijnasu (@MJijnasu) May 23, 2022
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References: Siasat Daily
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