Do you agree with the BJP that Jairam Ramesh's comment on toilets was insulting when he said that toilets are more important than temples. How can U make a mockery of several thousands Hindus of India with a derogatory remark?
Sometimes, the statements reported in the newspaper do not exactly reflect the intention or actual meaning of it. Nobody in the sane state of mind will say that Temples are less important than toilet.
I take it this way:
In India, the planning for toilets has never taken a priority in public life. Look at the shabbiness around the streets and railway lines, and you can understand what I mean. Forget the aam-aadmi, even the police, especially women police also find it difficult to find one while on duty outside the police station.
The standards of cleanliness of this basic need is vastly overlooked.
Now, forget what BJP is saying about it. They even made big hoo-haa about FDI in retails when UPA government went ahead with it, while conviniently forgetting that during their regime of NDA, they were fine to allow FDI in air-travel industry sector. It only underlines the fact that BJP has lost it ...more
he over stepped
All the money collected from rich temples must be used to construct toilets wherever there is shortage of toilets:D
What he is talking about is in a country that is surging ahead in the twenty first century, it is a matter of shame that majority of Indians can't afford to have one of their own in their premises or there isn't one in as a c ...more
Indian Govt spends a fortune in dealing with diseases caused by Improper sanitation and in just 1/4th of that money we spend annually for medication, we can solve the toilet problem of the whole country, If Jairam ramesh is serious he must do that,