A video of Mandya JD(S) MLA M Srinivas allegedly slapping the principal of an ITI has gone viral on social media. The incident is said to have happened during the inauguration of the renovated Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar ITI College in Mandya district on Monday.
According to sources, the MLA was inspecting the upgraded college, it is said that he had asked for some information and there was some delay in the reply from Principal Naganand. Moreover, the principal was reportedly away and came after Srinivas called him. The video in which the conversation between the MLA and the principal is not visible clearly shows that as soon as the principal appears before him, Srinivas abuses him and slaps him twice in front of other people and employees.
Sources said that no complaint has been lodged by the principal. The MLA could not be reached for comment on the incident.
While not talking about the incident, the principal said that he is performing his duties honestly and tried to convince the MLA about the renovated ITI. Mandya District Government Employees Union President Shambhu Gowda has said that the incident has been brought to the notice of the Mandya Deputy Commissioner.
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