New Delhi: Karnataka Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya was caught on camera abusing a cook, on Monday.

The incident took place at a state level Mochi convention in Koppal, where former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumari was one of the participants. The minister had apparently ordered tea. However, there was a delay in bringing the beverage. A video clipping shows the minister saying: "Where is the officer? Call him. Where is the officer? The son of a ***** has not served tea yet."

However, when questioned about it the minister tried to downplay the incident saying his remarks were 'in the heat of the moment'.