Chhattisgarh Prime Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s father, Nand Kumar Baghel, was arrested and remanded in custody for 15 days by a Raipur court for allegedly derogatory remarks against the Brahmin community.
After his father was indicted on Sunday, the prime minister said no one was above the law.
“As Prime Minister, I have a responsibility to maintain harmony between the various communities. If he (the father) made a remark against a community, I am sorry. Legal action will be taken against him,” Bupes Bagel told reporters.
He also wrote on Twitter: “As a son, I respect my father, but as Prime Minister, none of his mistakes can be ignored that disrupt public order. No one is above the law in our government, even if he is the leader the father of the minister “.
Bagel’s father had called for a “boycott” of Brahmans during a tour of Uttar Pradesh.
“The Brahmins will be sent from the Ganga to the Volga River. They are foreigners. They consider us untouchables and deprive us of all our rights. I will urge the villagers not to let the Brahmins enter their village,” Nand Kumar Baghel said.