BJP slams Pragya Thakur over ‘not elected to clean toilets’ remark

BJP slams Pragya Thakur over ‘not elected to clean toilets’ remark

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Pragya Singh Thakur, a first-time BJP parliamentarian from Madhya Pradesh, got a big slap from BJP for her comment which makes fun of Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Swach Bharat’ programme which hails cleaning toilets for a clean India.

On Monday Pragya Thakur’s remark of ‘not elected to clean toilets’ kicked up a big row inside BJP. While talking to her party workers, Pragya Thakur said that "she wasn't elected to get drains and toilets cleaned". Sources say BJP's working president JP Nadda disapproved of the comments and told the controversial politician to refrain from such utterances.

Highly placed sources said that her comments infuriated PM Modi, who said he would "never be able to forgive" the lawmaker for the man who killed Gandhi.

Speaking to BJP workers at Sehore, which comes under her parliamentary constituency of Bhopal, Pragya Thakur had said: "We haven't been elected to clean your drains, ok? We haven't been elected to clean your toilets, please understand. The work for which I have been elected, I will do honestly, I have said that before and I will say it again."

Many saw the statement as arrogant and at odds with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" or clean India mission. The 49-year-old was reportedly responding to a BJP worker complaining about the lack of hygiene and cleanliness in his area.