Wasn't elected to clean toilets, drains: BJP MP Sadhvi Pragya
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, the newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, said on Sunday that she was not elected a parliamentarian to "clean toilets and drains" in the state.
Sadhvi Pragya's statement has come at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been encouraging the country to participate in the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.
A video of the BJP MP making this comment was posted by news agency ANI. In the video, Sadhvi Pragya is seen addressing some people in Sehore when she made the comment. She also said that she would honestly perform the responsibilities that she has become a parliamentarian for.
"Hum naali saaf karwane ke liye nahi bane hain. Hum aapka shauchalaya saaf karne ke liye bilkul nahi banaye gaye hain. Hum jis kaam ke liye banaye gaye hain, vo kaam hum imaandaari se karenge," Sadhvi Pragya is quoted as saying by ANI.
#WATCH BJP MP from Bhopal, Pragya Thakur in Sehore: Hum naali saaf karwane ke liye nahi bane hain. Hum aapka shauchalaya saaf karne ke liye bilkul nahi banaye gaye hain. Hum jis kaam ke liye banaye gaye hain, vo kaam hum imaandaari se karenge. #MadhyaPradesh pic.twitter.com/VT4pcGKkYx— ANI (@ANI) July 21, 2019
Rough translation: "I have not become an MP to clean drains. I have not at all been made to clean the toilets. I will honestly do all for which I have been made an MP for."
Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast, become the Bhopal MP after she defeated Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh.