The People who belongs to Scheduled Caste and living in slums in Uttar Pradesh were given soap and shampoo by the local administration ahead of a visit by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath last week. Few members of the Mushahar community (one of the poorest in the state) alleged that they were ordered to take bath and clean up properly before attending a function in Kushinagar, attended by the CM Yogi Adityanath who was there to inaugurate an immunisation programme for encephalitis.
Later on being asked by the media the district administration has refused to comment on the matter and were silent on being questioned.
In the latest videos that are widely shared on internet, some members of the community can be seen displaying the soap and shampoo they allegedly received. Some package also contained washing powder, they said. Some even said they were asked to use perfume before meeting the Chief Minister, who was in Kushinagar.
After being circulated on social media, many people criticised this incident and the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Yadav tweeted, "Such is the state-of-affairs when a yogi is a CM. The next time you visit the poor, try to understand their hardship".
Everyone is silent to this behavior of District administration but media is looking towards the silent questions.