BJP MLA pees in open after meeting on open defecation

BJP MLA pees in open after meeting on open defecation

BJP MLA pees in open after meeting on open defecation

More than seven months after senior BJP leader and Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh was caught peeing in the open, a video of a BJP MLA peeing in the open has gone viral in Bihar.

The legislator was found urinating  in the campus of the District Magistrate's office after attending a meeting on how to make the district free of open defecation.

Incidentally, the legislator, Lal Babu Prasad, belongs to Chiraia Assembly constituency, which comes under East Champaran (Motihari) Lok Sabha seat, represented by Radha Mohan Singh.

Though the MLA denied that he had come to attend the meeting on the cleanliness drive, he admitted that he had felt the pressure to answer nature's call, so he found a secluded place on the district collectorate premises.

"Finding no urinal in the surrounding area, I found a secluded area where I relieved myself," the BJP legislator told the local media on Saturday.

He  then  went  on to  talk about  how Narendra Modi's effort on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was yielding good results.

"The cleanliness drive launched by the Centre and the Bihar government has evoked good response. It will take time to set things aright. Such a campaign cannot turn successful overnight," the  Prasad said.

Champaran  has  been in the news as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to attend the closing ceremony of the year-long centenary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi's Champaran Satyagrah.

Modi is likely to visit the historical place in April. The district officials are, therefore, burning midnight oil on how to make the district open defecation-free. District Magistrate Raman Kumar has been holding regular meetings with the elected representatives in this regard.

The Opposition has slammed  Prasad for peeing in public and then lecturing on cleanliness. "The BJP MLA, by urinating in public, that too in the DM's office, has proved how serious the government is about the cleanliness drive,"  said Congress leader S K Shukla.