In a shocking and highly concerning incident that unfolded at Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College and Hospital (JLNMCH) in Bhagalpur, Bihar, JD(U) MLA Gopal Mandal has come under intense scrutiny for publicly displaying a pistol during his recent visit to the hospital. The incident, which occurred on Tuesday evening, October 3, has ignited widespread outrage and raised serious questions about public safety.
MLA Unapologetic About Pistol Display
During a recent interaction with the media on Friday, MLA Gopal Mandal showed no signs of remorse for his actions. When confronted by journalists, he not only confirmed that he was still carrying the firearm but also questioned the professionalism of reporters.
Mandal defended his actions by claiming that he had merely misplaced his belt, which caused the pistol to become visible during his hospital visit. His response to the media was marked by arrogance and defiance, leaving many taken aback by his audacity.
“I still have the pistol with me. What do you want to say? I had missed my belt and kept it in my waist, but it slipped. Are you guys journalists? Yes, I will wave the pistol. Are you guys my father? Go away,” MLA Gopal Mandal said, further aggravating the situation by verbally abusing members of the media.
This incident has stirred considerable public concern and calls for immediate action to address the behavior of the elected representative. The incident is not only a breach of security but also raises serious questions about the conduct expected from public officials, particularly in sensitive public spaces like hospitals.