Asked About Poll Sops, Ravi Shankar Prasad Walks Out of Interview
“If you are a senior editor, then I am also a senior politician of this country,” Prasad was heard saying.
Union Minister for Law and Justice and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad walked out of a live television debate on Monday, 8 April, after a discussion on Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto derailed into an argument.
Prasad was asked a questions on inclusion of party’s much-touted promise on Ram Temple, removal of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution and Uniform Civil Code among its list of poll sops.
‘I Am a Senior Politician of This Country’
In the heated argument, Prasad was seen furious about the mannerism in which the anchor had asked the questions. Prasad, without any delay, reminded the anchor that he is a union minister and that he will only answer questions which are asked properly to him.
“See, if you talk to me properly, only then I will answer your questions. If you are a senior editor, then I am also a senior politician of this country. If you indulge in loose talk with me, then I will have to say namaste to you,” Prasad can be heard telling the anchor in a video that has surfaced on Twitter. The video appears to be a snippet of the live interview.
After finishing his sentence, Prasad removed his earpiece and walked out of the live television interview.
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