The uncivilised and humiliating behaviour of Karnataka Minister H D Revanna trapped him in a controversy when a video released, showing the minister throwing biscuit packets on flood victims in a relief camp at Hassan district. The inhumane activity captured in the video went viral on Monday.
Senior BJP leader S Suresh Kumar flayed Revanna and asked “Dear Public Works Minister, throwing biscuits (at the flood victims) is not a public work… Is it the bloated ego, uncivilised behaviour… behind throwing biscuits?” in a Facebook post.
The brother of Chief Minister, Mr Revanna was seen picking biscuit packets and throwing them on the flood sufferers who were shifted to the relief camp. He was seen with JD (S) MLA AT Ramaswamy.
The video showing the act went viral and had been criticized by the people as well as by the political leaders. BJP, in fact, called the act as ‘insensitive’.
The Chief Minister said that the act was not a result of ‘arrogance’ while supporting his brother. “I have noticed that the issue has come in TV, don’t take him otherwise. I have crosschecked… while distributing the biscuits, there were large numbers of people there and there was no place for movement,” he added.
The Chief Minister even shared that Mr Revanna was hurt that he was wrongly framed and added: “If he (Revanna) had asked someone to distribute, the issue wouldn’t have arisen at all.”
Revanna’s son even came forward and denoted his father as a humble person and he only meant to help the flood-hit people at the camp.
Mr Prajwal Revanna said “My father is a humble person. Since he has concern for the marooned, he had visited relief camps to given them succour,” while supporting his father.
The Karnataka minister collected so much of criticism from the people, one of the people commented that the Minister lacks “minimum courtesy” and one questioned,”Will (sic) the Minister treat his family members in the same way.” on social media.
Karnataka is facing the flood and destructions due to massive rain. The Prime Minister even talked about the flood situation to the Chief Minister of state and assured for full assistance.