A Karnataka BJP MLA’s son's birthday party has created a stir on social media after his cake-cutting video went viral. Social media users slammed him for an ‘ugly display of wealth’.
The video was shared by Suresh, son of Kanakagiri (Koppal) MLA Basavaraj Dadesugur on his Instagram stories. In the clip, Suresh can be seen speedily cutting cakes with his iPhone while his friends were clapping and cheering for him.
The viral video was also tweeted by a Twitter user named Soumya Chatterjee along with a caption, "A Karnataka BJP MLA’s son has stirred a controversy by cutting his birthday cake(s) using his iPhone"
A Karnataka BJP MLA’s son has stirred a controversy by cutting his birthday cake(s) using his iPhone pic.twitter.com/zht6HhD12X— Soumya Chatterjee (@Csoumya21) September 3, 2021
According to The News Minute, the MLA’s son had celebrated his birthday at Ballari district's Hosapete. He took his friends to the birthday venue in a BMW.
Since the video being surfaced on the Internet, Congress slammed the BJP MLA and his son for the showoff.
“This is an ugly display of wealth. When lives and livelihoods are at stake, many are struggling for one square meal, such ostentatious display of wealth by the MLAs family is an insult to the poor and deprived classes in the constituency,” Deccan Herald reported Congress leaders as saying.
Despite receiving negative comments from netizens, Karnataka BJP MLA defended his son by saying that it was his hard-earned money and he could celebrate his birthday the way he wants.
He said, “What’s wrong with it? My son used an iPhone to cut cakes, instead of hands as COVID-19 persists.”
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