Disabled kids in Chandigarh made to wait for hours to meet Union Minister Rajnath Singh
In yet another instance of how VIP culture in India is a hassle for others, disabled children, were made to wait empty stomach for nearly three hours as authorities at the Indian Red Cross Society, Chandigarh, wanted their picture clicked with Home Minister Rajnath Singh while donating wheelchairs.
Singh was scheduled to inaugurate a 300-bed ward at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). He was to arrive at 11 AM, and reached the venue at 11:35 AM.
But he did not meet the disabled children first but went along with other VIPs to plant saplings on the premises. The children were not allowed to leave until the minister left the venue around noon.
Many children started crying as they were hungry. Many parents complained about the treatment being given to them.