Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat travels in Delhi metro, wins Twitter
This simple and down-to-earth gesture of Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat won people’s hearts.Updated: Sep 05, 2019 18:32 IST
Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is earning praise from tweeple and for all the right reasons. The Jal Shakti Minister Shekhawat took everyone by surprise when he travelled in Delhi metro with general commuters - that also in a relatively crowded coach.
This simple and down-to-earth gesture of Shekhawat won people’s hearts and now they cannot stop talking about the minister.
Turns out, Shekhawat was visiting BJP leader Vipul Goal’s residence in Faridabad to attend Ganpati puja. That is when he decided to take the metro.
“What’s so surprising in that? Yes, I am a minister... so? Can’t I travel in a Metro train? It’s an enjoyable experience,” Shekhawat told IANS when being asked how being a minister, could he travel by a metro.
A few commuters identified the minister and shared his image on Twitter. In the images, he is seen dressed in the simplest of clothes and commuting by holding a hand rail inside the metro compartment.
Meet India's federal cabinet Minister for water resources Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, day b4 y'day was shocked to see him standing in crowded Delhi Metro .— M.K. Srivastava (@mkghazipuri) September 5, 2019
Absolutely zero fuss ,zero Airs .
Recognised him , offered my seat ,he politely refused n remained standing. @KlasraRauf pic.twitter.com/mZEIDe8fs3
RT sandeep_chavda: He is Gajendra Singh Shekhawat— Sahil Khurana (@sahilkhurana09) September 5, 2019
MP from Jodhpur and Union Jal Shakti Minister, a former IAS officer, who is given challenging task of providing "Nal Se Jal" till 2024
He is travelling in Metro Train on a daily basis, standing most of t… pic.twitter.com/DRRohQqvph
He is Gajendra Singh Shekhawat— Eswaramoorthi Dharmarajan (@Eswarlaw1) September 5, 2019
MP from Jodhpur and Union Jal Shakti Minister, a former IAS officer, the man whom Modi gave one of his most challenging task of providing "Nal Se Jal" till 2024.He is travelling in Metro Train on a daily basis, without any VIP Culture or glamour. pic.twitter.com/XrcbfHwfQl
Soon, others started dropping comments on Shekhawat’s humble gesture. “We must appreciate his humble gesture,” wrote a Twitter user. “Well done sir, Good example for the other to follow,” commented another. He is true gentleman,” tweeted a third.
Born on October 3, 1967 at Mahroli village in Rajasthan’s Sikar district, Shekhawat has studied in the Oxford University. In 2014, he secured a victory in the Lok Sabha polls by a margin of over four lakh votes.
(With inputs from IANS)
First Published: Sep 05, 2019 18:20 IST