INDORE: In an unexpected anticlimax during campaigning, water resource minister Tulsiram Silawat was caught off guard with a ‘yorker’ from the residents of Sanwer constituency. A group of youngsters confronted him with ‘no development work’ jibe and the minister lost it. Making it worse, the incident was captured on cam and went viral on social media.
One of the youngsters was seen saying, “You haven’t done anything in the area,” as pointing towards the waterhead tank, showed the viral video.
Silawat was seen arguing with the youngsters saying, “I haven’t done anything. I have said the same thing you are saying. Don’t vote for me. Now, go brother. Don’t vote.” In the end, the youngster replied, said, “Will not give you vote.”
The video was highlighted by Congress leaders, who posted it on X (formerly Twitter) questioning his attitude.
Silawat was among a group of Congress leaders, who were among rebels responsible for toppling Kamal Nath led 15-month-old government in 2020 at the start of Covid-19 pandemic.
Silawat later won again in a bypoll from Sanwer constituency on BJP ticket and was made cabinet minister. Silawat told TOI, “It was a conversation about giving vote to the person, who works. I told them to vote for who works for the people and BJP works for the people.”

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