Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Priyanka Singh Rawat, along with Uttar Pradesh’s Water Resources Minister Dharampal Singh and other officials on an inspection of an embankment, was seen flinging a plastic water bottle into river Saryu in Gonda. Dharampal Singh and Priyanka Rawat had travelled more than 100 kilometres to Gonda from Lucknow for Saryu embankment inspection where the incident took place. A video of the incident was posted by news agency ANI on its Twitter handle in which the BJP leader from Barabanki was seen with a bottle in hand.
She was the first one from the team to get onto the boat for the inspection. However, as she didn’t know what to do with the bottle, Rawat simply tossed it into the river. This comes as a major embarrassment for the BJP Government that launched the ‘Swachh Bharat’ Mission promoting cleanliness, a few years back.
Watch what happened:
In his Swachh Bharat Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier launched a 20,000 crore conservation mission to clean up Ganga in June 2014 to accomplish the twin objective of effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of National River Ganga. The Prime Minister had launched Swachh Bharat campaign asking every citizen to contribute towards making India absolutely clean by 2019 which is the 150th birth year of Mahatma Gandhi. Instead,
This is not the first time Priyanka Rawat is in controversy. Yesterday, the BJP MP created ruckus at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. She insisted on carrying an unfolded knife after being repeatedly asked not to do so, according to a report by The Indian Express. Rawat asserted that she had followed all the rules and that the staff had found a key ring in her bag and not a knife.