Karnataka Minister K Sudhakar takes a dip in the pool and faces flak

BENGALURU: Medical education K Sudhakar, who is at the forefront of state government efforts to stop the spread of the virus in Bangalore and who is in charge of the state war room Covid-19, has landed in a soup for posting a photograph. of himself in a pool.

Sudhakar tweeted the photo of him and his children in a swimming pool at his bungalow in Sadashivanagar, a high-profile residential area in Bangalore, with the caption: After a long time he joined my children for swimming, I hope to maintain social distancing here too ... haha ​​(sic).

The tweet angered many of his followers, who said that the minister cannot publish such insensitive images in these times of crisis.

Many Twitter users mocked Sudhakar with their own satirical versions of his poses, but some defended him saying that his private moments should not be politicized. Sudhakar later deleted the tweet, but it had already been widely shared.

Sudhakara defended herself, saying she had done nothing wrong. In the past two months, I have barely spent time with my family and children, she told TOI. We are fighting. My children asked me to join them. How can I not join my children for 10, 15 minutes? It is a children's pool inside my own house. It's a crime?

Sudhakar neighbor KPCC President D K Shivakumar was one of the first to lash out at the minister, demanding his scalp. When everyone goes through a health crisis, Sudhakar behaves irresponsibly when spending time in a pool. It is a matter of moral and ethical standards. He must resign on his own account or else the prime minister should fire him from the cabinet, tweeted.