IAS rebukes flood-hit villagers in UP, goes viral

UP, 16/10: A senior IAS officer in rain-hit Uttar Pradesh was caught rebuking people of a flood-affected village who complained about unavailability of food, saying that the government was not “running Zomato service”, even as the Yogi Adityanath-led establishment came under fire for poor flood management and for failing to take measures to provide succor to people.



“We will give you chlorine tablets. There will be doctors to treat you but we can not provide cooked food to you in the villages. The government is not running Zomato service. Cooked food will be provided to those who either reach the flood outposts or are brought there,” Samuel Paul, District Magistrate of Ambedkar Nagar, one of the flood-affected districts, told victims.


A video of the DM making the remarks went viral online triggering criticism from Opposition and netizens. “The DM must be immediately removed. He is not fit for the job,” said a Samajwadi Party (SP) leader

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