Modi floats toilet tourism dream

Modi floats toilet tourism dream

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said he hoped one day toilets and paintings done on them will be a tourist attraction in India.

He cited a town in Europe which tourists from all over the world visit to see the different colour and styles of paintings done by residents on the facade of their houses. Modi said, maybe one day there will be a village in Hindustan where toilets are so beautiful, the colour and paintings on them is so beautiful that it attracts tourists.

Modi said this during his public address in Haryana’s Kurukshetra. He also digitally laid foundation stones and inaugurated several projects in Haryana before the Swachh Shakti-2019 awards ceremony.

The Prime Minster said he was ridiculed for talking about toilets from the Red Fort; some even called it an insult. These were the people who didn’t care about the dignity of women, Modi said.

'Adulterated alliance'

Modi charged leaders, who are part of what he termed as an "adulterated Mahagathbandhan" (grand alliance), of threatening probe agencies and courts. He said they are competing to abuse him. "Be rest assured, this Chowkidar will not be cowed down," he said, adding that every honest person has trust in this Chowkidar. “Jo bhrasht hai, usko Modi se kasht hai (The corrupt have a problem with Modi). The prime minster said some people thought history of India begins from 1947 and only one family’s history was recorded. But they are the ones who tried to cut the nation from its past.

Modi inaugurated the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Badhsa village in Jhajjar district digitally from Kurukshetra. The institute has 710 beds and would provide treatment for all stages of cancer.