On Saturday, Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga sought a public apology after a video of his daughter Milari Chhangte went viral on social media.
She was seen hitting a doctor at a clinic in Aizawl. The chief minister said, “We ask forgiveness from the doctor and the public,”
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On the chief minister’s official Instagram account, a statement in Mizo said: “We have nothing to justify or say in defence of our daughter’s behaviour towards the doctor.”
“The doctor and his family were very kind and understanding that it was embarrassing for us. We think they are very mature, and we appreciate them,” Zoramthanga said in the statement and added that to apologise to the dermatologist, the chief minister himself and his wife had visited him three times.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, per the statement by Zoramthanga, where he said his daughter Chhangte was allegedly agitated after the doctor refused to see her without an appointment.
After the video went viral on social media, the CM and his family members faced backlash. The Mizoram unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) started a protest, and doctors wore black badges to work on Saturday.