Rupjyoti Kurmi, a former Congress member who just switched to the BJP, slapped himself in front of a camera after calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a liar. The former MLA was seen slapping himself ten times as a show of repentance or atonement.
“I did a great mistake last year. I should not have called our great Prime Minister a liar. It was a sin. Now, I have to undergo atonement for the sin,” he added.
On Prime Minister Modi’s birthday last year, Kurmi, then a Mariani MLA, chanted the slogan “Modi is a liar Prime Minister.” “Prime Minister Modi is a liar. He ruined the economy”, he had stated.
Kurmi further stated that he rebuked the Prime Minister because his previous party seniors, including Ripun Bora and Rana Goswami, had requested it. Kurmi defected to the BJP from the Congress, necessitating a bye-election in the constituency.