This is ironical since Naidu was returning from an event where he promised to work for the health and happiness of people.

Ambulance stopped in Kakinada for nearly 20 minutes to let Andhra CMs convoy pass Screenshot
news VVIP Culture Friday, June 09, 2017 - 20:11

At the recently concluded Mahasankalpa Sabha held in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu made several promises to the people of the state.

One of them was "developing a capital city that'll ensure wealth, health and happiness to it's people".

His pledge may seem ironical after it was reported that an ambulance was made to wait for nearly 20 minutes for him and his convoy to pass.

The incident took place on Thursday when the CM was returning from Kakinada after attending the event.

A video that has emerged shows the ambulance being stuck in traffic which was held up for the CM's convoy.

According to News18, Pawan Kumar, a local, had shot the video and posted it on social media.

Kumar told the channel, "It was very disturbing for everyone there. I even requested police to make way for the ambulance but they refused, saying they cannot since the CM was going. The ambulance had a patient inside. Still, it had to wait for 20-30 minutes until the convoy left. Is this how our leaders and government should work?"

The video has been attracting criticism with many pointing to the VVIP culture that is still relevant in several parts of the country, one that does not even give importance to the lives of people. 

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