Kushinagar: In a bizarre move, the District Administration in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar distributed soaps, shampoos, and perfumes among the villagers before their meeting with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Residents were asked to have a bath before attending a meeting with the UP CM so they 'smell good'.
According to news agency ANI, the members of the Musahar community were called to attend a vaccination program for the eradication of Encephalitis, a campaign started by the Chief Minister in Kushinagar's Kasiya division.
Five children from the community were to be vaccinated under the campaign from the area.
Ahead of the event, local officials distributed the soaps and shampoos to those attending the event, in order to make them "look clean and smell good."
Also, roads were paved, toilets were fixed overnight and streets were cleaned up in the village ahead of the CM's arrival.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched Encephalitis vaccination campaign in the state from Mainpur Kot village in Kushinagar.
The drive is being held from May 25 to June 11 and will cover 88 lakh children in 38 districts, for which the Central Government has provided one crore vaccine vials.
Earlier, the administration in Deoria had received much flak for placing air conditioners, sofas and carpets at the house of a Border Security Force (BSF) martyr when Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath went to his place to give the compensation cheque.
(With ANI inputs)