New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke in Parliament today and drew attention to the politicisation of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ initiative.
Gandhi ji used to speak of Swachhta (cleanliness). We have taken that up, and requested you all to help us swachhta. Do we want to reduce swachhta to benefit politically? Let us not do this, said PM Modi
He urged all the political parties to remain apolitical and work in unison towards making India a clean nation.
Requesting the politicians to give personal attention towards ‘Swachhta’, he added, “I ask each one of you, would you like your neighbourhood to be dirty or clean? So please, let us not politicise it, but work on it sincerely.”
PM Narendra Modi was addressing the Lok Sabha earlier today
The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched in October 2014 as a mass movement with an aim to fulfill Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a clean and hygienic India.
The campaign that has been on the priority list of the Modi Government, has been given a budget allocation of Rs 11,300 crores.
The movement has so far targeted issues like open defecation, sanitation related problems, solid waste management and so on.