Sambit Patra’s video of woman cooking on firewood invites flak

Sambit Patra
Sambit Patra, Image : Twitter

Puri, April 1: A video shared by BJP National Spokesperson and Puri Lok Sabha candidate Sambit Patra has invited flak and drew criticism of Modi government’s Ujjwala Yojana as it showed a woman cooking on firewood instead of using an cylinder.

The BJP leader, who is contesting from Puri in Odisha, posted a video on Twitter about his visit to a family in the his constituency on Sunday.

‘This is my my family. The mother cooked the food and served me. I also fed her with my hands and I believe that serving humans is serving God’ he Tweeted along with a video clip in Hindi as well as Oriya.

Soon after the video came into the limelight, it raised several questions that the woman in the video was cooking on firewood, instead of Ujjwala cylinder.

In 2016, the Central government had launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)promising to provide a clean cooking fuel – LPG connections to rural women under Below Poverty Line households.

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