A Congress MLA in Madhya Pradesh performed a headstand in protest against a local collector not meeting him.
Congress MLA Babusingh Jandel along with his supporters and some farmers had gone to the collector's office in Sheopur, some 390 km from state capital Bhopal, to demand raise in compensation for land acquired by the government to build the Atal Expressway.
However, the collector did not turn up. Waiting in the heat for a long time with a memorandum of demands in his hand, Mr Jandel asked his supporters to sit down right there and start shouting slogans.
मप्र के श्योपुर में अटल एक्सप्रेस वे प्रोजेक्ट में जारी भूमि अधिग्रहण पर कांग्रेस विधायक प्रदर्शन करने पहुंचे, कलेक्टर नहीं मिले तो अर्धनग्न होकर सरकार के खिलाफ शीर्षासन भी कर डाला @firstname.lastname@example.org/HE1nPe5d19— Anurag Dwary (@Anurag_Dwary) September 8, 2020
Soon, the protesters led by the Congress MLA took off their shirts. In visuals, the MLA is seen doing a headstand without his shirt. He is surrounded by shirtless supporters as they chant slogans against the government.
None of them are seen maintaining social distancing or wearing mask amid the coronavirus pandemic.