“CM’s Role Is Not Distributing Food Packets”- Famous TV Anchor

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Tamil nadu Chief minister MK Stalin has been visiting the rain affected and water logged areas in Chennai and distributing food to needy people in the various parts of the city. For four continuous days, MK Stalin reached the affected places and helped the people. Political analyst Sumanth Raman came up with a statement in his official twitter handle, saying that providing food packets is not a role of a state’s chief minister and wanted MK Stalin to start directing senior officials to resolve problems.

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The uninterrupted rain gushed out of reservoirs and while several roads and low-lying areas remained inundated in Chennai, after heavy rains lashed the city and parts of Tamil nadu since Saturday. KKSSR Ramachandran, Tamil nadu revenue and disaster management minister said that five people have lost their lives due to rain. He also told the media that more damages are expected if the rain intensifies.

Authorities reported that 1,107 people have been sheltered in 48 relief camps in Chennai after Tamil nadu recorded 43% of rainfall above normal. 24.12 cm is considered as normal which is 241.2 mm. The state has recorded 34.61 cm of rain which is 346.1 mm. 310 people are housed in 10 shelters in the northern districts of Kancheepuram, Tiruvannamalai, Chengalpet and Tiruvallur with food and all other basic amenities.

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Pictures and videos of Chief minister MK Stalin providing food to people and serving them went viral across the social media platforms. On seeing them, Sumanth Raman who is known for anchoring sports based shows and his political views, came up with a series of tweets criticizing MK Stalin’s activities. “I truly appreciate @mkstalin for going out into the streets over the last 3 days to see situation on the ground. He has braved the rains to be on the ground. But the role of a CM is not to spend most of the working day going from road to road. It distracts Police, Corporation and other staff from doing their job. It is important for a CM to show empathy and be seen to be with the people during a crisis.This our CM has adequately done over last few days. Now it would be nice if he wd get back to focusing on directing Sr Govt officials/ Ministers all over TN” Sumanth said through his series of tweets.

“CM’s role is not to personally distribute food packets and relief materials during a flood. It is done by all CM’s as a photo op. Maybe 1 or 2 visits. Not daily. Again I do appreciate his gesture but he is a Chief Minister of a large State and not just a local MLA” he added.

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