Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s father Nand Kumar Baghel was arrested and sent to 15-day in judicial custody by a court in Raipur for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Brahmin community.
After his father was charged on Sunday, the Chief Minister said no one was above the law.
“As a Chief Minister, I have a responsibility to maintain harmony among different communities. If he (the father) made a remark against a community, I feel sorry. Legal action would be taken against him,” Bhupesh Baghel told reporters.
He also tweeted later: “As a son, I respect my father, but as a Chief Minister, none of his mistakes can be overlooked which disturbs the public order. No one is above the law in our government, even if he is the chief minister’s father.”
Mr Baghel’s father, during a tour in Uttar Pradesh, had called for a “boycott” of Brahmins.
“Brahmins will be sent from Ganga to Volga river. They are foreigners. They consider us untouchables and are snatching away all our rights. I will urge villagers to not let Brahmins enter their village,” Nand Kumar Baghel had said.