Sunday was the World Environment Day and politicians up and down the country in India did their bit to give a message to save the environment around us.
Bhopal mayor Alok Sharma too was no different when he decided to leave home on a cycle instead of his car.
But, he chose to have a read beacon (lal batti)-a VIP symbol in India- attached to his bike when he left his house. And if that was not enough, the VVIP politician also found it difficult to ride his bike on a dusty road.
To make sure that Sharma did not have to negotiate the dust just like aam aadmi would do in their daily life, a green carpet was laid on the way for him.
The act, which is being deemed utterly insensitive, has evoked angry reactions from social media users.
Here are some reactions;
Bhopal Mayor rode a bicycle (with Laal batti) on a specially laid green carpet for Environment day. Farce we love! pic.twitter.com/32gjejJfGc
— Aisi Taisi Democracy (@AisiTaisiDemo) June 5, 2016
Seeking media attention, Bhopal mayor rides cycle with red beacon reducing importance of green day
— deshdeep saxena (@deshdeepsTOI) June 5, 2016
Bhopal mayor cycles thru green carpet putting red flasher beacon on bicycles handle-if rides a donkey then a flasher red beacon on head??
— Rajesh (@ishwarkaraja) June 5, 2016
पर्यावरण दिवस पर भोपाल के मेयर की मसखरी, साइकिल पर आए लाल बत्ती लगाकरhttps://t.co/EIi7iWC6jR
— Simran Dhillon (@AAPdiSimmi) June 6, 2016
@AisiTaisiDemo our illiterate literates who run the country.
— Siddhesh Karanjai (@siddhesh_5) June 5, 2016
@AisiTaisiDemo क़तई बकलोलि। बोलना नहीं चाहिए पर कल को इनकी अर्थी पे भी लाल बत्ती ना लगा दें।
— Mrityunjay Singh (@indomitablesoul) June 5, 2016
— Ashish Srivastava (@Ashish_Sri_dada) June 5, 2016