On Monday, Uttar Pradesh lawmaker Nitin Agarwal hosted an event. People who attended the event were distributed food packets. When they opened the food packets, they couldn’t believe their eyes that there was a bottle of liquor stashed along with puri and subzi.

The event was organised at the Shravana Devi temple in Hardoi. Nitin Agarwal’s father, Naresh Agarwal who recently crossed over from the Samajwadi Party to the BJP, was also present there.

Complaining about the incident, Anshul Verma the BJP parliamentarian from Hardoi has written about the incident to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Mr. Verma called it an “unfortunate incident” and told the reporters that he will inform the “top leadership” about the shameful incident. He also added, “To rectify its mistake, the BJP will have to rethink.”

Mr. Verma said that “Naresh Agarwal, who has recently joined the BJP had organised a Pasi sammelan (gathering) at one of our religious places. I will call it an unfortunate incident because it (liquor bottles) was given to small children whom we had given pens and copies earlier. I will inform the top leadership and write to the excise department about how such large-scale distribution of liquor went unnoticed.”

Someone who attended the event took a video shot that is showing that Nitin Agarwal is announcing from the stage to distribute the food. Mr. Agarwal announced on the microphone “All the pradhans must go to the place where food is being served… they  must take the packets and distribute it among the villagers.”

Some of the packets were even given to boys. One of the boys opened the box and showed how liquor in a plastic bottle was kept on one side along with puri, subzi and mithai.

No comments have come yet from Naresh Agarwal and his son on liquor bottles distributed at the temple event.

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