The Congress, on Friday, hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party after an image of Rajasthan Health minister Kalicharan Saraf, urinating on a wall in Jaipur went viral on the internet. In this image, Saraf’s vehicle can be seen waiting as the minster urinates on the wall. However, he has reportedly shrugged off the news by calling it ‘not a big issue’. The news comes at a time when the Municipal Corporation of the state is working on bringing the city to the top on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan chart.
According to the law, it is illegal to urinate on the roads and Rs 200 fine can be imposed as punishment. Saraf refused to talk about the incident by saying that it is not that important. Meanwhile, Congress’ Rajasthan unit Vice President Archana Sharma said that at a time when so much money is being spent on Swachh Bharat, such leaders are giving a wrong message by doing such “shameful” deeds. Additionally, she said that the minister should not have flouted rules like this in his own constituency.
Sharma claimed that this isn’t the first time when Saraf has urinated publicly. She said that he did so during Dholpur by-polls when they had gone there together but she could not click a picture of the act back then because of ‘poll stress at that time’.The picture of Kalicharan Saraf was posted on Twitter by Danish Abrar, the secretary and coordinator of the IT cell of Rajasthan Congress Committee.
#Rajasthan Health Minister #KaliCharanSaraf urinating at roadside under a govt which claims record work in #ODF @OfficeOfRG @SachinPilot @VasundharaBJP @PMOIndia @vidyarthee pic.twitter.com/5z3ce461bn
— Danish Abrar (@danishabrar2016) February 13, 2018
The news comes light to light days after Kota BJP leader Ashok Choudhary had written to BJP President Amit Shah, voicing dissatisfaction with the Vasundhara Raje government. This was followed by an audio clip going viral in which BJP MLA Gyandev Ahuja is heard asking for a leadership change.
The Bharatiya Janata Party suffered a massive setback recently as it lost all three bypolls – two Lok Sabha and one Assembly, held late last month. Since then, the ruling party has been garnering media attention for all the wrong reasons.