At a time when PM Narendra Modi has been encouraging the entire nation to take part in the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' campaign, a newly elected minister from BJP made this controversial statement.
According to reports, parliamentarian and Bhopal MP Pragya Singh Thakur made a statement on Sunday claiming that she was not elected to "clean toilets and drains" in the state.
#WATCH BJP MP from Bhopal, Pragya Thakur in Sehore: Hum naali saaf karwane ke liye nahi bane hain. Hum aapka shauchalaya saaf karne ke liye bilkul nahi banaye gaye hain. Hum jis kaam ke liye banaye gaye hain, vo kaam hum imaandaari se karenge. #MadhyaPradesh pic.twitter.com/VT4pcGKkYx— ANI (@ANI) July 21, 2019
In her statement she mentioned,
Hum naali saaf karwane ke liye nahi bane hain. Hum aapka shauchalaya saaf karne ke liye bilkul nahi banaye gaye hain. Hum jis kaam ke liye banaye gaye hain, vo kaam hum imaandaari se karenge
The minister was addressing complaints from a BJP worker over cleanliness in the area.
To which she said:
"It is the duty of a Member of Parliament to work in coordination with local public representatives, including local MLAs (legislators) and municipal councillors for the overall development of the constituency... Get your local issues and work done through the local representatives instead of calling me on my phone every now and then."
The MP also addressed the people of Sehore mentioning that she would honestly perform the responsibilities that she has become a parliamentarian for.