GUWAHATI: Congress turncoat Rupjyoti Kurmi who recently joined the BJP, slapped himself in front of journalists' camera for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a liar. As a form of repentance or atonement, the former MLA was seen slapping himself 10 times.
"I did a great mistake last year. I should not have called our great Prime Minister a liar. It was a sin. Now, I have to undergo atonement for the sin," he added.
Last year on the birthday of Prime Minister Modi, the then Mariani MLA, Kurmi termed and shouted the slogan, Modi, as a liar Prime Minister. "Modi is a liar Prime Minister. He messed up the economy," he had said.
Kurmi also said that he rebuked the Prime Minister as his former party seniors like Ripun Bora, Rana Goswami among others asked him to do so.
It is almost confirmed that Kurmi will be ruling BJP's Mariani constituency for the upcoming by-elections. Bye-election to the constituency is necessitated as Kurmi defected to the BJP from Congress.