MP: Serving substandard food to CM lands officer in trouble

Bhopal, July 12 (IANS) A government employee in Madhya Pradesh landed in trouble for allegedly serving cold tea and substandard food to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan during a transit visit to Khajuraho.
 
MP: Serving substandard food to CM lands officer in trouble

Bhopal, July 12 (IANS) A government employee in Madhya Pradesh landed in trouble for allegedly serving cold tea and substandard food to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan during a transit visit to Khajuraho.

A show-cause notice has been issued against a food inspector seeking reply in the matter, mentioning - "why not punitive action be initiated against you."

The notice issued by Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Rajnagar (under Chhatarpur district) on July 11, noted that food inspector Rajesh Kanhua was entrusted with providing breakfast and tea to the dignataries at the airport lounge on Monday.

"We have learnt that the chief minister was served substandard food (breakfast). Also, the tea offered to him was cold. Indecent behaviour of the district administration has put a question mark on handling of CM's protocol. This happened as the VVIP services were taken casually," notice issued to food inspector Rajesh Kanhua, read.

"Why no disciplinary action should be initiated against you. You are directed to submit your reply within three days after receiving the notice," it further read.

Notably, Chouhan and MP BJP president V. D. Sharma, who is also MP from Khajuraho Lok Sabha constituency, were on a transit visit to Kahjuraho on Monday. After meeting with party workers at the airport, the duo had left for Katni to campaign for ongoing urban body elections.

This notice provided fodder to the opposition Congress to criticise Chouhan and the ruling BJP. The Congress slammed Chouhan after videos of an eight-year-old child cradling his brother's body for hours waiting for an ambulance in Morena district surfaced.

--IANS

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