A petty quarrel between two Indian lawmakers belonging to ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) turned into an intense ‘shoe and fist fight’ over a missing credit on a foundation stone at a local road.
According to reports, the incident took place in Uttar Pradesh in full public view and in the presence of journalists. The meeting was a District Coordination Meeting, where top public officials convene to review development projects and other work in the area.
The fight actually broke out after a fuming BJP Member of Parliament Sharad Tripathi, who represents the district, asked why his name was not included on the foundation stone for a local road. Rakesh Baghel, one of the MLAs from the district, said it was his decision.
The argument then quickly devolved into obscenities with Mr Baghel daring his opponent to ask the questions “to his shoe”.
What followed was absolute mayhem with Mr Tripathi bashing the other with his shoe and Mr Baghel attempted to respond in equal manner.
Participants in the meeting tried to intervene, but only a police officer could manage to keep the fight lawmakers away from each other. Rest were busy capturing the ‘WWE moment’ on the cell phones!