“I provide them food, shelter, not you”: Video of Romanian Mayor rebuking Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia goes viral


A video of Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia being rebuked by a Romanian mayor during the evacuation of Indian students back to India has gone viral. Critics of the BJP have used the video to accuse the Centre’s Narendra Modi government of running a PR exercise in the garb of evacuating students from Ukraine and its neighbouring countries.

In the video, Scindia could be seen addressing a group of Indian students at a relief camp in a Romanian city. The mayor in question interrupted his speech and asked Scindia, “Explain to them when they leave (for) home.”

This was after Scindia told the mayor that he could not decide his speech. “Let me decide what I am going to speak on….Kindly stand there.”

It was at this point when the mayor lost his temper and charged towards the Indian minister saying, “Hey hey, I provide shelter here, I provide food not you.”

Few Indian students were seen clapping at the mayor’s outbursts aimed at Scindia.

Scindia’s critics took to Twitter to target the Modi government by using the video.

Scindia and three other ministers were sent by the Modi government to neighbouring countries of Ukraine to bring back stranded Indian students after the Russian military invasion of Ukraine.