A video of Gujarat BJP MLA Arvind Raiyani spitting inside a government-run community kitchen used to feed the poor amid the COVID-19 pandemic has gone viral on social media. In the face of public condemnation, the Rajkot MLA has admitted its “mistake,” but defended its action by saying that it spat “on its own property.”
In the viral video, Raiyani could be seen spitting inside the kitchen, running to prepare food for the poor in Rajkot during the national closure. His action caused Twitterati to explode in anger, as many found the act completely unpleasant.
BJP MLA spits in government-run kitchen for poor in Rajkot#GujaratCoronavirus
Why he did it?
Is this the level of Hygiene they r talking about??
I hope Media house may pick the story https://t.co/LZx9QbtfBr
— Simmi Ahuja (@SimmiAhuja_) May 2, 2020
Finally a Thooker from Single Source Hatemongering Party caught on Camera. BJP MLA Arvind Raiyani caught spitting in kitchen where food is being prepared for needy people in Rajkot, Gujarat. pic.twitter.com/DW7qjolzfA
— Drunk Journalist (@drunkJournalist) May 2, 2020
— Niraj Bhatia (@bhatia_niraj23) May 2, 2020
BJP MLA Arvind Raiyani accepts mistake, pays Rs 500 fine for spitting in community kitchen
BJP MLA Arvind Raiyani has said he accepts his mistake of spitting on the community kitchen facility and has paid Rs 500 as a fine. The BJP MLA video spitting on the community kitchen facility had gone viral. In the video, Raiyani can be seen taking off his mask and spitting.
“I spat on my property and not on government premises or on the road. However, I accept my mistake and have paid Rs 500 as a fine,” said the MLA.