Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Rajendra Pratap Singh was left red-faced after being caught on camera getting his sandal cleaned by a staff member on Thursday. The incident took place at the at Buddha PG college, Kushinagar, where the minister had gone to attend a plantation programme.
The picture taken by photo journalists, shows the minister holding up his jacket and pants while his staff member is cleaning the sandal with a cloth. When reporters sought his reaction he replied, “I don’t remember anything. Nobody cleaned my sandal.”
Defending him an official seated next to him said, “Mantriji cleaned the sandal himself. I saw him clean it with a red cloth.” Responding to him the minister added, “ Yes, I cleaned the sandal myself after water fell on it.”