Video of Sambit Patra eating meal cooked on smoke stove kicks row
New Delhi: BJP spokesman Sambit Patra, who is contesting from Puri in Odisha, landed in a controversy, on Sunday, when he tweeted a video of him eating at a village household where a woman is cooking on a chulha (smoke stove). This caught the eye of social-media users started taking pot shots at Patra asking what happened to the Prime Minister’s Ujjwala Yojana scheme that provides gas connections to poor households.
In the video, Patra can be seen sitting on the floor eating while an old woman cooks by his side on a chulha.
ଏହା ମୋର ନିଜ ଘର, ମାଁ ମୋତେ ନିଜ ହାତରନ୍ଧା ଖୁଆଇଲେ । ମୁଁ ମଧ୍ୟ ମୋ ନିଜ ହାତରେ ତାଙ୍କୁ ଖୁଆଇଲି ଏବଂ ମୁଁ ଜାଣେ ମାନବ ସେବା ହିଁ ଈଶ୍ୱରଙ୍କ ସବୁଠୁ ବଡ଼ ପୂଜା ଅଟେ l [2/2]@BJP4Odisha #PhirEkBaarModiSarkar pic.twitter.com/PiZLZKSZmL— Chowkidar Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) March 31, 2019
Here are some reactions on Sambit Patra video:
Currently Narendra Modi’s AD running on Radio, about how everyone has got Gas Cylinder. Kudos to Sambit Patra for busting Modi’s lies about success of Ujjwala Yojana https://t.co/W5H33Ycmnr— Joy (@Joydas) March 31, 2019
Weren't we told that Ujjwala Yojana was a smashing success and that mothers and sisters of poorest of poor have got gas cylinders at their homes?— Prashant Kumar (@scribe_prashant) March 31, 2019
Can't spot a gas cylinder here atleast.
Celebrating success of Ujwala yojana?— भारत परभाणे (@parbhane) March 31, 2019
The Ujjwala Yojana scheme, was launched in 2016, and under the scheme, rural women who fall under the BPL (below poverty line) category were supposed to get free gas connections. The government also cited this scheme as one of its key successes.
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