Prime Minister Bhupesh Baghel was traditionally beaten on the occasion of the Gaura-Gauri puja in Chhattisgarh. At the festival, it is believed that receiving whiplash would ward off bad omens. On social media platforms, CM Baghel stated that part of the act was performing rituals. He suffered a whiplash injury to his wrist as part of a folk tradition in the Durg district. It is believed that the occasional clapping of the hand averts evil. The footage shows the chief minister of Chhattisgarh repeatedly taking whips on his arms while his smile was intact. On the other hand, the person performing the ritual could be seen using his optimum power to hit the prime minister.