In a public meeting in Ujjain, poet Dr. Kumar Vishwas made a controversial statement, calling a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) “illiterate.” The comment was made while discussing the upcoming budget, with Vishwas recounting a conversation he had with a mobile phone operator who also worked for the RSS.
The statement was met with laughter and applause from the audience, which included State Minister Mohan Yadav, MP Anil Ferozia, MLA Paras Jain, and Mayor Mukesh Tatwal. However, the BJP state spokesperson Rajpal Sisodia criticized Vishwas on Twitter, saying that he should stick to telling stories and not distributing certificates of education.
The incident has sparked controversy and drawn attention to the ongoing political and ideological divisions in India. Some have condemned Vishwas for his remarks, while others have defended his right to free speech. The incident also highlights the challenges of fostering constructive dialogue and debate in a polarized political environment.