Sanitation worker sacked after Modi, Yogi's photos found in trash
A sanitation worker in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura was sacked from his job after he was found carrying discarded images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in his garbage cart, on Sunday. A video that went viral on social media showed him carrying the images of the PM, CM, and other political figures in his wheelbarrow in the Generalganj area.
The video showed some people walking along with the worker as he was going about his business and asking him about the portraits in the garbage cart. He is heard saying that he found the portraits on the street and he was just doing his job. The people took out the two portraits of the PM and the CM and also some others.
Additional Municipal Commissioner, Mathura-Vrindavan Nagar Nigam, Satyendra Kumar Tiwari, said that the contractual worker has been sacked for laxity in duty. In his defense, the worker said that he had only collected the garbage. "Before initiating action, what actually happened in reality should be considered and it should have been ascertained whether I was at fault or not," he said.
A municipal contractual worker has been terminated by Mathura Municipal corporation for carrying discarded photographs of Adityanath and Narendra Modi in a garbage cart.— Ravi Nair (@t_d_h_nair) July 17, 2022
The worker says he found the photos in a garbage dump. pic.twitter.com/xEUxCJYwRW
Showcause notices have been sent to the sanitary inspector and sanitary supervisor. An investigation has also been ordered. Mathura's Municipal Commissioner Anunaya Jha said that a fact-finding committee has been instituted into the matter. Meanwhile, an official told The Indian Express that the worker's representation is being considered on compassionate grounds and a decision will be taken in the coming days.