UP: Adityanath's minister gets his shoelace tied by government employee
The politicians of this country sit on high-horses and swim in a pool of privilege. They have little to no regards for anyone else. We were reminded of this yet again, when a video from Uttar Pradesh found its way on social media. In the video, a state minister got his shoelace tied by a government employee. (Cringelevel= Infinity). Here's what went down.
On Yoga Day, minister didn't bend to tie laces himself
The incident took place in Shahjahanpur, which is about 170 km away from state capital Lucknow, during an International Yoga Day function on Friday. Laxmi Narayan, who is the Minister of Minority Affairs and Dairy Development in Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's cabinet, stood among his supporters, while a government employee went on his knee to tie the laces of his shoes.
Shamefully, Narayan didn't express regrets
It is unclear if the incident happened before or after the event. After the video went viral and stoked a controversy, Narayan didn't express remorse. Instead, he said the action of the government worker should be "appreciated". He took the sense of entitlement a step further by referring to Hindu epic Ramayana, to hint that an employee tying his laces isn't a big deal.
"Remember Bharat ji kept Lord Ram's paduka for 14 years"
"If any brother, nephew or any person in the family ties my shoelace, then it is an example of the same country where Bharat ji kept Lord Ram's paduka on the throne and ruled for 14 years when he was exiled," Narayan said.
You can watch the video here
As it turns out, Narayan is no stranger to controversies
In the past as well, Narayan has landed in controversies due to his actions. Last year, while batting for Ram Temple in Ayodhya, he said, "Lord Ram is our role model... It was due to Lord Ram that India became a global superpower". He also said that Lord Hanuman was definitely a Jat because jats rush to help others without knowing the problem.
Meanwhile, at event attended by Amit Shah, people stole mats
Now, Uttar Pradesh wasn't the only state where peculiar incidents happened on Yoga Day. In Haryana's Rohtak, people stole mats at an event which was attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. News agency ANI released a short video where people can be seen fighting with volunteers, who tried to stop them from taking mats.