Considering the present situation in India, the central government has issued directives stating that spitting in public spaces will be considered a punishable offence.
It seems that BJP MLA from Rajkot, Arvind Raiyani, didn't care much about these rules. Recently, a video of him spitting in a government-run community kitchen went viral on social media.
His act led to an outrage on social media, where people slammed him for spitting at a place where food is cooked for the poor and needy.
@narendramodi— Ravi S (@himymgot88) May 3, 2020
Ahmedabad Mirror: BJP MLA spits in government-run kitchen for poor in Rajkot.https://t.co/P3Ugj2SulP
Wow... Double Standard. Others r booked for attempted murder, your guy is fined for 500 rs. At the very least he should b banned from politics for life
Speaking to ANI, the MLA said:
I spat in my property and not in government premises or road. However, I accept my mistake and I have paid Rs 500 as fine.
After getting rebuked for his act, Raiyani issued an apology and released a picture of the receipt where he paid a fine of Rs. 500 for spitting in a public space.