Chandigarh (DHNS): Chandigarh: Motormouth Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Friday lost his cool and publicly asked Fatehabad (Haryana) superintendent of police (SP) Sangeeta Kalia to “get out” midway through the meeting that was chaired by him.
The SP who stuck to her stand declined to oblige the minister and refused to leave the meeting venue. An embarrassed Vij in retaliation left the meeting in a huff while the SP kept sitting on the chair right next to the ministers.
Officials and his staff tried to pacify the minster but to no avail. In fact, when the SP refused to go out of the hall, Vij asked many of his well wishers in the audience to get up and walk out.
A video clip of the high drama that took place during the district grievance committee meeting in Fatehabad district of Haryana has also gone viral.
The minister and the SP crossed swords over the issue of sale of illegal liquor in the district. The SP confronted the ministers assertions on police involvement and laxity. In fact, the SP stuck to her guns and asked the minster to take his words back.
Vij said he would write about all this to the chief minister.
The minister later said he will take up this matter with chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
During some meetings in the past also, he said, he had warned the SP to work properly. “I will not attend the meeting of the grievances’ committee till SP Kalia is here,” he said. Representatives of the Saheed Bhagat Singh Naujawan Sabha, an NGO, had informed Vij that the illegal selling of alcohol was rampant in Ratia area, which also shared it boundaries with Punjab.