Heavy rains in Karnataka and Kerala are wreaking havoc in the lives of people. People from all quarters are coming forward and trying to do their bit to help those affected by floods.
Amidst all this there’s this video of the Karnataka Minister that has gone viral.
The video shows HD Revanna, PWD Minister, flinging biscuit packets at the flood victims in a relief camp in Hassan district, Karnataka.
People slammed the minister’s act as ‘insensitive’ on Facebook and Twitter.
Brother of CM KumarswamySon of Ex PM DevegowdaKarnataka PWD Minister Revanna Giving relief to flood victimsYes, he is giving food to people not animalsWhat is a bigger disaster?”Flood” or “politicians” like him pic.twitter.com/1I2ED5XKH4— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) August 20, 2018
This is HD Revanna, Karnataka PWD Minister throwing biscuit packs at people who lost homes, crops due to rain, flood on Sunday in Hassan.I feel disgusted seeing this. If you cannot give, then do not. But please do not throw food. pic.twitter.com/funCX55L8O— nolan pinto (@nolanentreeo) August 21, 2018
Disgusting display of insensitivity by Karnataka Minister for PWD H D Revanna. Throwing biscuit packs at people in a relief camp, all for a photo op! It isn’t enough that govt ensures ppl’s safety at times like this, remember to treat them with dignity too! pic.twitter.com/FsA5me1TDj— Anusha Ravi (@anusharavi10) August 20, 2018
Look at the arrogance of Revanna, PWD minister of Karnataka& also son of Former PM DevegowdaThere is a way to treat the flood effected people These people never begged anything but today they literally need helpBut this minister is treating them worse than a Dog pic.twitter.com/CcefU5p7cA— Mahesh Vikram Hegde (@mvmeet) August 20, 2018
We as citizens of Karnataka had to stand in solidarity with victims of flood disaster & show compassion,! but look how district incharge minister of Hassan Mr Revanna throws biscuits at the victims displaying sheer arrogance. He needs to first learn to respect human sentiments. pic.twitter.com/KkNmDtJnHK— Balaji Srinivas (@BuzzInBengaluru) August 20, 2018
People like him are not a sign of “RELIEF” rather they are the Sign of “DISTRESS”Brother of CM Kumarswamy, Son of Ex PM DevegowdaKarnataka, PWD Minister Revanna distributing food to flood victims as if he is distributing it to Animals.SHAME! pic.twitter.com/NCluEFctB1— Dr Rutvij Patel (@DrRutvij) August 20, 2018
H.D.Revanna Minister karnataka throwing biscuits to victums of flood…Shamefull Act on part of that Minister..Can this minister throws Gold Biscuits to public like this …? pic.twitter.com/14fv8oM2Ow— Meena. Abhijeet. (@MeenaOlivia) August 20, 2018
Later the Chief Minister of Karnataka and his brother, HD Kumaraswamy clarified that Mr. Revanna’s act was “not out of arrogance”. He also said:
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 number of people there and there was no place for movement.