The picture of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader who made his Personal Security Officer carry him across a stream on his back three months ago has resurfaced, causing much outrage after a news agency tweeted it out on Thursday.
Jammu BJP MLA Krishan Lal was questioned about the incident today and defended himself by saying that his security officer was "hired to help him".
Krishan Lal (BJP MLA) was seen in a photo crossing a river climbing upon his PSO in Jammu. pic.twitter.com/gbi73bg2hl— ANI (@ANI_news) September 10, 2015
"He is my PSO, he was hired to help me, right? Who else will help me?" Lal told ANI.
He is my PSO, he was hired to help me right? Who else will help me?: Krishan Lal (BJP MLA) pic.twitter.com/ALXbZho4Ze— ANI (@ANI_news) September 10, 2015
He also rubbished allegations of misusing his powers.
"I was fulfilling my responsibility by going to a young boy's pyre, who was killed in the ceasefire violation. The PSO himself offered to lift me on his back. I was just fulfilling my job," he said.