TikTok star Sonali Phogat Beats Official With Slippers
NEW DELHI : In a video gone viral on social media, TikTok star-turned BJP politician Sonali Phogat can be seen beating an official in Haryana and hurling abuses at him, allegedly over a comment he made.A video of the assault is viral on social media.
The incident took place on Friday when Phogat was inspecting a Farmer’s market. The man seen in the video is Sultan Singh, a member of the Agricultural Produce Market Committee, who allegedly made the objectionable comment.
“She said look at me and talk. Do you know me, she asked. I said I know you fought the polls from Adampur. I have noted everything and will get things done, I told her. Then she asked me, why did you oppose me in the elections? I have no family in Adhampur, I told her. I said, how will I vote in your constituency and you are blaming me so long after the elections. She then started saying,
“You are abusing me.” I kept saying I didn’t abuse. Suddenly, I was getting slapped from all sides,” the official told reporters. As she rains blows on the official with a slipper, he is seen pleading with her, saying he was noting her complaints and would address them.
Phogat had unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Haryana assembly elections from Adampur seat and she lost to Congress’ Kuldeep Bishnoi. In the video, the man can be seen pleading with Phogat, saying that he would take action against her complaints. Phogat later called the Police but did not press charges after the man apologised to her.
“Are you all from Pakistan? If you are Indian then say Bharat Mata ki Jai,” she was heard saying in a video. When her call didn’t inspire an enthusiastic response, she said: “I am ashamed of you all… that there are Indians like you… Those who can’t say Jai for their nation, for the sake of petty politics… Those who can’t say ‘Bharat Mata Ki jai’, their votes are of no value.”
She also made headlines last year when she filed a police complaint against her sister and brother-in-law alleging that she was assaulted and threatened.
Congress Spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, who also fought the 2019 Haryana assembly elections, asked Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to take action against her.
Mr Phogat, a popular entertainer on TikTok, lost the Haryana election to Congress’s Kuldeep Bishnoi. While campaigning, she provoked a controversy with her comment at a rally that those who can’t say “Bharat Mata ki Jai” were of “no value”.
(With Media Reports).