This Article is From Feb 08, 2011

Watch: Maya Memsaab ignores shoe-cleaning

Auraiya: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's Personal Security Officer (PSO) went beyond his call of duty as he, believe it or not, cleaned the Chief Minister's shoes when they got too dusty. But Maya Memsaab ignored him.

The incident took place on Monday when she visited a village in Auriya district of the state.

As soon as she stepped out of her chopper, her PSO quickly slipped out a handkerchief from his pocket and began cleaning her shoes.

The shoe-wiping procedure went on for a few minutes even as Mayawati stood talking to officials of the area.

Reacting to the incident, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav said that the security officer wiping Mayawati's shoes is very sad and in UP, all officers are working under huge pressure.

BSP MLA Nawab Syed Kazim Ali Khan called Akhilesh's remarks "height of hypocrisy" and said the incident is a non-issue. He added that Mayawati is being targeted.