Mirzapur : Uttar Pradesh government is in the eye of a storm over a widely shared video in which primary school students are seen eating salt and roti for the mid day meal.
In the video, around 100 students of a government primary school in Mirzapur district’s Siyur village were only served a paltry meal of salt and roti. “The issue has come to our notice and an enquiry was ordered in the issue. After the allegations of serving roti and salt were found true, two people Murari and Arvind Tripathi have been suspended and strict action will be taken further,” District Magistrate Mirzapur, Anurag Patel said.
According to allegations leveled by the locals, the school had only been serving the children a paltry meal of salt and roti, and rice at times. The locals also allege although the milk would be distributed to the school, it was never served to the children.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit out at the Uttar Pradesh government terming the situation a “condemnable” state of affairs.