Riding high on power, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s brother and PWD Minister HD Revanna courted a controversy after a video of the leader throwing biscuit packets at flood victims went viral on social media. The incident took place when Revanna had gone to meet the flood victims at Ramanathapura in Arkalgud taluk. As per reports, the minister was visiting a relief camp to donate food to the flood victims. However, in the video that went viral, HD Revanna can be seen throwing biscuit packs at the victim and the helpless victims can be seen making attempts to catch them.
State ruling JDS was left red-faced soon after the video of its leader throwing biscuits at the flood-hit victims went viral on Sunday. As per reports, Revanna had visited a relief centre in Ramanathapura town, which is located on the banks of the Cauvery river.
On his visit to Ramanathapura town, HD Revanna was being accompanied by Arkalgud MLA AT Ramaswamy and other senior leaders. Revanna was visiting the relief home with an aim of distributing basic supplies among the flood victims.
After interacting with flood victims for a while at the relief centre, HD Revanna began distributing food parcels and biscuits. Initially, he handed over the biscuit packs to the victims and later began throwing them at the flood victims that included children and women.
After the video went viral on social media, HD Revanna drew flak from BJP general secretary CT Ravi who claimed that such an act is not the part of the Indian culture. He further claimed that responding to the pains of affected people is their duty.