Shambhu Singh Khetasar, a Rajasthan minister has created a controversy after a photograph of minister urinating near a wall that had a poster of chief minister Vasundhara Raje went viral on social media. Talking about the incident, which took place near a BJP rally in Ajmer on Sunday, Khatesar boldly defended himself, stating urinating in the open was “an age-old tradition” and asserted that urination alone doesn’t contribute to uncleanliness.
“As far as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is concerned, urination alone doesn’t contribute to uncleanliness,” Khatesar told media.
He further said that “That place did not have urinals for kilometres at a stretch. There was a wall and some posters stuck at some distance on it. I hadn’t paid attention”.
Speaking on the lines of PM Modi’s ‘clean India mission’, he opined that “It isn’t right to urinate in open but it’s a nature’s call. Urinating in a crowded area is wrong as it causes diseases”. As per the reports, 27 out of 33 districts in Rajasthan have been declared open-defecation free, according to data on the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM).