The Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, is in eye of a storm ever since pictures of his garlanding lynching convicts at his hazaribagh residence in Jharkhand made the headlines. The minister’s action has left BJP and the government at the centre red- faced.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi has reacted sharply to the incident involving Sinha. He has supported a petition against Union minister Jayant Sinha that sought withdrawal of his Harvard alumni status.
“If the sight of a highly educated MP and central minister, Jayant Sinha, garlanding and honouring criminals convicted of lynching an innocent man, fills you with disgust, click on the link and support this petition,” Gandhi said on Twitter, urging people to sign the petition against Sinha.
If the sight of a highly educated MP & Central Minister, Jayant Sinha, garlanding & honouring criminals convicted of lynching an innocent man, fills you with disgust, click on the link & support this petition.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 10, 2018
Interestingly, Jayant Sinha’s father, Former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha reportedly expressed his disapproval of his son’s action in a tweet
Earlier I was the Nalayak Baap of a Layak Beta. Now the roles are reversed. That is twitter. I do not approve of my son’s action. But I know even this will lead to further abuse. You can never win.
— Yashwant Sinha (@YashwantSinha) July 7, 2018