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Video: BJP MP cleans dirty toilet in school

BJP Member of Parliament Janardan Mishra cleaned a dirty toilet at a girls' school in Madhya Pradesh as part of a cleanliness drive in the State

A viral video shows BJP Member of Parliament Janardan Mishra cleaning a dirty toilet at a girls’ school in Madhya Pradesh with his bare hands as part of a cleanliness drive in the state.

A tweet from the MP, who represents the Rewa constituency in the state, said that under the “Seva Pakhwada” currently being run by BJP Yuva Morcha, the youth wing cleaned the toilets of Khatkhari Girls School. This exercise followed a tree plantation drive at the school’s premises.

The youth wing of the BJP is running a cleanliness drive from September 17, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday, to October 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Mr Mishra visited the school to participate in a tree-plantation drive which is also a part of this initiative.

Mr Mishra later said that it is one’s duty to maintain hygiene and cleanliness – a message that has been delivered by Mahatma Gandhi and Prime Minister Modi. He added that this wasn’t the first time that he took part in such a cleanliness drive.

Prime Minister Modi had launched the Swachh Bharat Mission on October 2, 2014. Under the mission, all villages, districts, states and union territories in India declared themselves “open-defecation free” by October 2, 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. More than 100 million toilets were built in villages across the country, according to official statistics.