‘VIP’minister who got his laces tied by security officer says he has health condition

NEW DELHI: The Odisha minister who yesterday justified getting his security officer to lace his shoes for him by saying “I’m a VIP”, changed his tune later in the day to say he has a health condition that prevents him from bending, ANI reported.

“My left leg is in a lot of pain, I can’t bend, and hence PSO (personal security officer) volunteered to tie my shoe laces. He is like my son,” said the minister Jogendra Behera .
“I have been consulting a doctor in AIIMS in Delhi, can show you prescriptions,” Behera said further.
That wasn’t what Behera said when the video of him getting his laces tied started circulating on social media.