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Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah caught getting his shoelace tied by man: Yet another instance of VVIP elitism

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was caught on camera getting his shoelaces tied by a man. A video tweeted by ANI shows the chief minister getting his laces tied and even offering his second leg to the man who was tying his shoelaces.

#WATCH: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah caught on camera while getting his shoelaces tied by a person, in Mysuru. pic.twitter.com/HSgIysInkz

— ANI (@ANI_news) December 25, 2016

Meanwhile, the media adviser to the Siddaramaiah has clarified in a tweet that the man seen tying the shoelaces is not his staff or employee but his relative.

It is hereby clarified that the person tying CM Siddaramaiah's shoelaces is not his staff but his relative: Media Adviser to Karnataka CM

— ANI (@ANI_news) December 25, 2016

The video generated considerable interest among Twitterati who were appalled by the chief minister's actions. And, General Secretary of BJP in Karnataka, CT Ravi tweeted that it showed the "arrogance of a pseudo socialist."

Arrogance of Pseudo Socialist @CMofKarnataka has no limits. Absolutely disgusting that Siddaramaiah gets his shoes fitted by an assistant. https://t.co/c6LWgJEq3h

— C.T.Ravi (@CTRavi_BJP) December 25, 2016

This faux pas comes from Siddramaiah just days after his Twitter page erroneously wrote Siachen instead of Sichuan and his team took almost 30 hours to correct the error.

Such VIP elitism isn't new. Earlier this year, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan came under fire after he visited a flood hit district in Madhya Pradesh but he was carried by others.

Panna: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visits flood affected areas in the state. pic.twitter.com/Q4HcBuEyOJ

— ANI (@ANI_news) August 21, 2016

Pankaja Munde, the minister for rural development, women and child development in Mahrashtra also got into a bit of trouble after a member of her staff was seen carrying her slippers during her recent tour of drought-affected regions in the state. During her visit to Sonpeth in Parbhani district, Munde took her slippers off seeing a muddy road ahead; while she walked bare-feet, a man picked up her slippers which the news channels showed.

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Updated Date: Dec 25, 2016 15:29:16 IST