A YouTube video of Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit dancing on-stage next to controversial rapper Yo! Yo! Honey Singh has gone viral with a number of users criticising her. The video dates back to an October 2012 concert organised in honour of senior citizens.
In the video, Dikshit can be seen dancing to Jay Sean and Singh's song Pyar Tenu Karda Gubaru alongside Singh and other state ministers, including Women and Child Development Minister, Prof. Kiran Walia.
Dikshit on Wednesday led a silet march in Delhi to demanding justice for the Delhi gang-rape victim.
The video has come to light two days after the rapper was forced to cancel his New Year's Eve performance in a hotel in Gurgaon, following an online petition against the use of abusive and vulgar language in his songs. The petition said that such songs encourage men to treat women like comodities. An FIR has been launched against Singh for his song Main Hoon Balatkari, which the rapper claims was not sung by him.
The chief minister's office has refused to comment on the issue.
Twitter users have gone all out to criticise the video. Calling her a two-faced politician, users have been posting abusive comments since last night.
Top comment of a user named 'Barack Hussein Obama' says, "Excuse me, what is the procedure to change the chief minister of Delhi..?? If i stand will you guys vote for me..??"
A few users users, however, sought to see this in a positive light. A user, 'ameya990' says, "Its actually cute. Even a politician has a right to let her hair down. And what exactly are people protesting against - that a girl (however ancient) is dancing? That's actually a very bad mentality and will certainly not help in women's empowerment. And I am no Congress supporter and have never voted for that Party or Sheila Dixit. But lets be a bit fair in our criticism, shall we ?"
Note: The original video, which went viral, has been deleted by the user.