In the midsts of the deadly Kerala floods, a video surfaced the internet which shows Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy reading newspaper in the flight while he was taking the aerial survey of the situation in Kerala.
A Twitter user wrote: “This is probably the best aerial survey of flood-affected areas by any CM of this country. I wonder to understand why go on the aerial survey when you all you want to do is read newspapers.”
This is probably the best aerial survey of flood affected areas by any CM of this country. I wonder to understand why go on aerial survey when you all you want to do is read newspapers. @CMofKarnataka @hd_kumaraswamy pic.twitter.com/6R400QWU1n
— Balaji Srinivas (@BuzzInBengaluru) August 19, 2018
Several prominent Twitter users shared the same video slamming the Karnataka Chief Minister for this move.
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This is probably the best aerial survey of flood affected areas by any CM of this country.
I wonder to understand why go on aerial survey when you all you want to do is read newspapers. pic.twitter.com/KPxjQCkwIi
— #GauravPradhan 🇮🇳 (@DrGPradhan) August 19, 2018
Though the above video is real, but that’s not the only thing Kumaraswamy did during his hour-long aerial survey.
#KarnatakaFloods @rashtrapatibhvn Ramnath Kovind spoke to Karnataka CM @CMofKarnataka@hd_kumaraswamy
over flood condition in state… Also Kumarswamy conducted second aerial survey… pic.twitter.com/3EJxAXzFzX
— Atul Chaturvedi (@atulchaturvedii) August 19, 2018
In another video, when Kumaraswamy was en-route Madikeri district, personnel accompanying the CM can be heard saying that the chopper is four miles away and the weather ahead is turbulent.
Shameless politics ! Don just crop the full video nd post ! Cheap gimmick! Listen to the audio at last! They are stil 4 miles to madikeri! One should have common sense before posting it! Nd for ur knowledge newspaper thing is after boarding the copter! Cheap gimmick! pic.twitter.com/Y3Fl2bpfpL
— kiran jayaram (@kirandbit) August 19, 2018
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy conducts aerial survey of landslides and flood-affected areas in Kodagu for the second day pic.twitter.com/puay8HnLlQ
— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2018