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.
When you deliver your lines confidently without realising it's the wrong scene!
GoI, call these stage actors back and send experts and professionals who know the job. It's a war zone, not theatre! @PMOIndia @JM_Scindia#SaveIndianStudents #SpeakUpForOurStudents pic.twitter.com/MG6s9JsnCQ
— Congress Kerala (@INCKerala) March 3, 2022
Romanian Mayor exposes Indian Govt’s PR stunts.
Romanian Mayor to Union Minister Scindia – “I provide the shelter, I provide the food and I helped them”. Rebuking the minister from using it as PR for the help Romania provided. Even students are clapping. #OperationGanga pic.twitter.com/FGTP12CMLB
— Drunk Journalist (@drunkJournalist) March 3, 2022
इंटनेशनल बेइज़्ज़ती ऑफ़ क्रेडिट जीवी सरकार…
Mayor of Romania got fed up with Scindia’s lies and had to confront him in front of students, the clap of the Indian students supported the Romanian Mayor.https://t.co/5QEmTuODCK pic.twitter.com/mAUe7byv1I
— नादेरा अंजुम 658K ٘نَادِرَہ٘ اَن٘جُم (@nadera_anjum) March 3, 2022
What a fall @JM_Scindia ! You’re in Romania as their guest. Your BJP tactics won’t work. The Romanian Mayor says he provided food. The least you could do is to be graceful. You’re bringing shame on the entire Nation. The embarrassed students clapped for the Mayor. Incredible pic.twitter.com/KMqGrcpEJ9
— Suby #ReleaseSanjivBhatt (@Subytweets) March 3, 2022
A Romanian Mayor exposed Modi’s Evacuation PR and also exposed Jyotiraditya Scindia ???????? pic.twitter.com/Ajfun1SNYH
— Bole Bharat (@bole_bharat) March 3, 2022
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.