Mathura: Sanitation worker found carrying PM’s portrait in garbage cart, sacked

The services of a contract sanitation worker have been cut short after framed portraits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were found in his garbage cart, officials said on Sunday. . The case broke on Saturday, when a video circulated on social media showing a sanitation worker, Bobby, stationed in the Generalganj area, carrying portraits of Modi and Adityanath in his wheelbarrow. The videos showed people accosting Bobby as he went about his business and asking him about the portraits in the wheelbarrow with rubbish.

The sanitation worker said he found the portraits on a street and was just doing his job.

People took out the two portraits – a third was nearly destroyed – while others recorded the deed on mobile, which they eventually shared on social media later.

One of them washed the portraits and took them with him, showed another video that surfaced on social media. Sanitation contract worker Bobby has been found lax in his work and his services have been terminated, said the additional municipal commissioner, Mathura-Vrindavan Nagar Nigam, Satyendra Kumar Tiwari. Bobby, however, said he was just doing his job and picking up trash. He said it was not his mistake that there were PM and UP CM portraits in the trash. “Before taking any action, at least what actually happened in reality should be taken into account and it should have been determined whether I was at fault or not,” he said.

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