PATNA: This is a sad commentary on the fate of the cleanliness drive in India.
Amid the “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” (Clean India Campaign) launched by the Indian government to clean the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country, a photograph of the Union minister urinating out in the open has gone viral in the social media.
In the photograph tweeted by RJD, union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh is caught in the camera urinating at a public under full security of security forces.
The minister who is from Bihar is seen relieving himself in public as the security forces guard him with heavy guns in their hands.
“Union agriculture minister launching irrigation scheme in the drought-affected areas of Bihar under heavy security and also giving a push to clean India campaign,” commented the RJD on its twitter handle.
According to media report, this photograph was apparently taken when the minister had reached in his home constituency Motihari shortly after being inducted as agriculture minister in the Narendra Modi government.
The “Clean India Campaign” was officially launched on October 2, 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, by Prime Minister Modi.
It is India’s largest ever cleanliness drive with 3 million government employees, and especially school and college students from all parts of India, participating in the campaign.