Bengaluru: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman lost her cool at a press conference, while she visited Kodagu district which was hugely affected by floods to review the army’s relief operations, in a press conference she lost her cool and blasted at Karnataka minister Sa Ra Mahesh publicly. “Central minister following in-charge minister, unbelievable,” she said, which was recorded on camera.
Defence Minister got upset after the Karnataka minister asked her to end the press conference because of lack of time. Nirmala Sitharaman said she was not at fault for following a “minute-to-minute” itinerary given to her by the district administration. “I am following a minute-to-minute programme, minister. If officials are important, my parivaar (family) is also important…. Central minister follows the minister in-charge here. Unbelievable,” she said.
When someone said to her that this conversation was getting recorded on cameras, Sitharaman answered by saying “Let it get recorded.” When asked to speak in the mic by mediapersons, she said “Record whatever you want.” Kodagu district was largely affected by rains, it has killed 17 people and has left a huge trail of destruction. Sitharaman visited many relief and rehabilitation camps in the area including the one run by RSS.