Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah on Sunday during the third and last day of his visit to Madhya Pradesh had lunch at the residence of Kamal Singh Uike, a tribal party worker in the Sevania-Gaud area. Once the leaders left the party workers house, Uike stated that his house in Ward No 26 of Bhopal Municipal Corporation did not have a toilet, according to Indian Express. The tribal party worker further stated that he had applied for a toilet six months ago but was yet to get one. Uike’s wife Kiran along with other family members states that the absence of a toilet created a problem for them and they hoped that Amit Shah’s visit will help them.
Uike’s cousin Santosh, who is also a BJP worker is the ward councilor. While talking about his brother’s application for a toilet, he said that it was still pending. He further stated that Uike’s family uses toilets that are built in the nearby houses. M P Singh, the Additional Municipal Commissioner and the in-charge of the Swachh Bharat campaign was quoted saying, “a contractor had visited Uike’s house after getting his application a few months ago but reported that a toilet could not be built because the house did not have enough space,” as per Indian Express. He further added, “Uike’s family members used three toilets built by his two relatives on the premises where they live and shared two handwritten notes signed by Uike and Fool Singh, a relative, confirming this.”
Amit Shah was on a visit to Madhya Pradesh capital to strengthen the party organization. The BJP Chief had lunch at the tribal party worker’s house along with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, state party chief Nandkumar Singh Chouhan and other party leaders. The lunch served to the leaders at the party worker’s house included daal-bati, kadhi chawal, bhate ka bharta and halwa, according to the report.