UP minister takes family on study trip to Brazil

UP minister takes family on study trip to Brazil

Uttar Pradesh Transport Minister Durga Yadav is reported to have taken his family members with him on a government-sponsored study tour to Brazil.

The State Road Transport Undertakings, which sponsored the week-long tour to study transport systems in Brazil, was surprised that Yadav had taken his son and daughter-in-law with him when he started the tour a few days ago.

Authorities said they had asked the state Transport Department to send only three people and had also forwarded their names, but as many as ten people went.

The visitors will be going to Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro during the trip. All attempts to elicit a response from Yadav’s residence in Azamgarh town proved futile.

The staff, while confirming that the minister had gone abroad, refused to reveal whether his son and daughter-in-law had accompanied him.

Earlier this year, too, a delegation of state ministers and legislators had embarked on an 18-day tour of European countries, including the Netherlands, Turkey and Britain, and the government had to cough up a substantial amount.

The trip to Europe had drawn sharp criticism from opposition parties and the ruling Samajwadi Party had strongly defended it.

The delegates said they had learnt a lot from the tour, and SP leaders had lambasted the media for “hounding” them abroad.

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