Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi’s response to the protesting wrestlers has generated controversy after a video of her briskly walking and running away from questions went viral. A video capturing Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi walking briskly and then running away when asked about the protesting wrestlers went viral. The Congress party seized the opportunity to criticize Lekhi’s response, calling it a “sharp reaction” in a dig at her behavior. Lekhi, while rushing towards her car, stated that the legal process was ongoing regarding the issue.
Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party labelled her a “shameless minister”. The party’s official handle tweeted the video writing, “Shameless minister Meenakshi Lekhi ran away after hearing the question related to wrestlers.”
Swati Maliwal, chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women, also attacked Meenakshi Lekhi saying, “Madam Minister, high on power, ran faster than #UsainBolt when asked about female wrestlers. Perhaps, that’s why no central minister is speaking anything against sexual exploitation of wrestlers because all of them also dream of running 100 m Sprint! Amazing shamelessness!