Bhopal: A controversy was erupted on Thursday when a video surfaced showing Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur touching a woman "inappropriately".
The purported video clip of the incident, which went viral on social media and was flashed on TV news channels, showed the veteran politician slapping the rear of a woman.
The 85-year-old former Madhya Pradesh chief minister was to flag off a bus in Barkheda Nathu area when the incident occurred.
Responding to the incident, Gaur said "there is no truth in the clipping" and that he was directing women BJP workers to board a bus.
"I only directed women workers to board the bus quickly as it was meant for them only. There is no truth in the clip as shown. Whatever I am saying is true," Gaur told PTI.
This is not the first time Gaur has been linked with a controversy. His off-the-cuff remarks have often embarrassed his party in the past.