Union Minister Ajay Mishra Teni caught on camera calling reporters “chor” when asked about his imprisoned son

Indian Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni has been seen using slang and slamming remarks against journalists. In the video that has gone viral, Ajay Mishra is heard calling journalists “chor (thieves)” under increasing pressure to quit because of his imprisoned son.

Earlier this year, his son Ashish Mishra was accused of crushing farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh.

In the video, the minister is seen aggressively approaching the reporter who dared to ask about his son, and shouting, saying, “Don’t ask stupid questions. Dimag kharaab hai kya be (Have you lost your mind?) ”. Later in the clip, he is also seen pouncing on another reporter to snatch his microphone. “The karo be microphone group (turns off mic),” he says.

The video also shows him using indecent labels to address reports such as “chor (thieves)”. According to some reports, the incident occurred when the minister was inaugurating an oxygen plant in Lakhimpur Kheri, a day after the minister visited his imprisoned son.

Watch the video, here:

Posted on: Wednesday December 15th, 2021 3:41 PM IST

Evelyn C. Tobin