A Madhya Pradesh government official was served a notice for arranging “cold and substandard quality tea” for Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Khajuraho airport in Chhatarpur district, but it was withdrawn after an uproar. Rajnagar SDM DP Dwivedi said that a show cause notice was issued to Rakesh Kanhua, the junior supply officer who arranged for tea and snacks during the transit visit of the CM at the airport on Monday. PTI,
After the outrage on social media, Chhatarpur DC Sandeep GR canceled the notice. Dwivedi said the tea and breakfast organized by Kanhua was not served to the chief minister as he did not stop at the airport but only changed the plane. Chouhan was going to Rewa to campaign for the civic body elections.
“Kanhua was assigned the task of arranging tea and snacks during the transit tour of the CM at Khajuraho airport at 11.30 am on Monday,” Dwivedi said, adding that it was found that the tea arranged by Kanhua was cold and of substandard quality. Had it.
The notice issued by the SDM said, “As per the menu, you were entrusted with the responsibility of arranging tea and snacks, but the quality of tea served to the Chief Minister was substandard and was served cold.” It said this could create an embarrassing situation for the district administration, raising questions about the protocol for VVIPs.
The SDM had also sought clarification from the Junior Supply Officer within three days. As the copy of the notice was widely circulated on social media and criticism was invited, the DC issued an order which said, “The Chief Minister has not commented on the protocol violation, thus the Junior Supply Officer has been issued a show cause notice. The relationship has been cancelled.” On the other hand, Madhya Pradesh Congress spokesperson Narendra Saluja said tauntingly, ‘People may not get ration or ambulance, but the Chief Minister should not get cold tea.