Is the government of Uttar Pradesh on the same page as the NDA Government at the Centre in realizing the dream objective of ‘Namami Ganga’ Mission?
It certainly doesn’t seem so, for recently, a senior government official was caught on camera, urinating at the confluence of three rivers – Ganga, Yamina and Saraswati – popularly known as Triveni Sangam.
The video shows Allahabad Additional District Magistrate (ADM) O.P. Srivastava relieving himself, it has gone viral on the social media.
The irony of the entire episode is that Srivastava is seen wearing a ‘Clean Ganga’ t-shirt while committing this shameful act.
Apparently, the senior official was at the Triveni Sangam to discuss arrangements for the upcoming Triveni Mahotsav.
Dubbing the act as an ‘unpardonable offence’, Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Laxmikanth Bajpai asked state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to suspend the official.
“It is an unpardonable offence. On one hand, the entire country, government and PM are working towards cleaning mother ganga, and on the other hand this. I request Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to suspend this official,” he told.