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Video of Maharashtra minister peeing on roadside goes viral, NCP takes dig


Mumbai, Nov 20 (PTI): Maharashtra Minister Ram Shinde has landed himself in a controversy after a video clip purportedly showing him urinating on the roadside surfaced on social media.

The incident occurred on a stretch of the Solapur-Barshi road when the water conservation minister was travelling in his car.

When contacted, Shinde told PTI that he urinated in the open as he was feeling ill after touring the state nearly a month for the government's flagship Jalyukta Shivar scheme.

"I have been travelling continuously for the last one month reviewing the Jalyukta Shivar scheme. Continuous travelling in high temperatures and dust made me ill.

"I was suffering from fever and when I couldn't find a toilet while travelling, I had to relieve myself in the open," he said.

However, the opposition NCP said the minister not finding a toilet on a highway shows that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has failed.

"It is now proved that the government has been looting people in the name of Swachh Bharat cess on petrol and diesel," NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said.

"If the minister did not find a toilet on a highway, it means the government has all along been looting people in the name of Swacch Bharat cess on fuel. The minister has proved that the whole scheme is nothing but a big failure," Malik said.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Special touring toilets need to be developed to escort these ministers needs

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  • ANIKETH, MUMBAI

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    we also had done this many times. not in cities but interior area. As you wont find any toilet ..and its a open place. So i wont comment against this and prove myself a fool .

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    @Jenifer- I think govt providing subsidies to build toilets at individual homes. Both rural and city.

    Building roadside toilet is the responsibility of local village panchayath and city municipality.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    One who clicked the picture should have offered some container instead of wasting time focusing.

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    When i read the headline i thought that he might have peed somewhere in a city area. But in the photo, it shows he is in some field.

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Why this hypocrisy ? Building toilets took place in the village too. But Minister's urinating in the open OK if its outskirts ? Going by your say, toilets in areas outside city were not at all a necessity. Then, why so much money was wasted to build toilets ? And boasted to the world that BJP brought a change to people's relieving habits ? Something that no other governments in the past did ?

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    valagina guttu devere balla ...... Propoganda of 100 % achievement .....

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Paying taxes no problem but not to use for Cow sheds. Taxes collected should be used for human benefits and with high priority. Those who are so sympathetic let them contribute generaously but not from State treasure nor from tax collected.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Govt must insist wearing sanitary pads when they are on tour. Compulsory.

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  • hemanth, bangalore

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    People are commenting here as if they never urinated in highway side.

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Everybody is NOT BJP MINISTER to be doing it openly as you said. A Minister of a particular party should have some self restraint because his government has made it a policy for the nation to make the habitat clean. And, each and every earlier PM did not make 'Toilet Building plan' speech on the first Independence day of his government's coming to power.

    Either understand that urinating/defecating is a natural process beyond a human's control or, stop boasting that BJP managed to make the entire nation SWACHCH. People who openly defecated since their ancestors' time can't take up modern practices just because somebody has announced governance with a difference that too difference to urinating/defecating habits.

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  • Yenku, Panambur

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Particular party.......

    Yes, there is a pee in it's name - BJPeeeeeeee

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    One who captured and publicied is a shameless & senseless fellow.
    We cannot control rains and natures call. More one would try to control harder we are pushed to release. Especially, when we travel long distanaces and with people who are diabetic. There should be some limit to make fun of others.

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  • Jossy Tauro, Mangalore /Abudhabi

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Carry bottles next time while travelling to escape from viral vedios

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    This is called blowing issue out of proportion.
    What congress did after independence?
    London had good toilets before 1947.
    What was the situation in Mumbai during 1960s?
    Nehru didn't build single toilet, not even Indira Gandhi.
    They travelled abroad for studies.
    They didn't bring good things for India.
    At least current PM realised mistakes.
    So pay tax and build new toilet 🚽

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Nov 21 2017

    sri-elder,karkala,it looks like you try each time about congress to crisize.Think first to build a toilet at Nehrus time or Indira ,it was a very hard time due to wars,and powerty.Even now no toilets in many part of india with all promises of this or other ministers.Noone takes interst to realize.Promises are big.That time not many people could afford even a meal.I know how hard it was.and you are talking of toilets building.I think this minister could instead of going on road side ,sould have gone to a house somewhere or a hotel previously .If at all had done on road side ,consider it as one time mistake.shouldnt make a big issue.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    What a mean mentality of the people who capture such incidents and spread to make an issue. Shameless.
    Remember that, whenever we travel long distance and also with diabetic patience urine is irregular and the frequency is vary rapid.
    We cannot stop or gurantee two things:-
    Rains falling down and natures call. (more we try to suppress, harder we are pushed down)

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  • NAGESH NAYAK, MANGALORE

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    GIVE US MORE TAX, WE WILL BUILT MORE TOILETS. CESS SHOULD BE MADE ATLEAST 30% OF THE INCOME TO BUILT MORE TOILETS

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Instead of giving crores of worth the land to Baba Ramdev and the Dream-girl MP, Maharashtra should have put it for sale to genuine buyers thus increasing the state revenue.

    You should not beg for taxes from salaried people while making a selected unworthy few richer !

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  • Peter, KSA

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    HELLO CAPSLOCK, YOU PEOPLE KNOW ONLY TWO THINGS - COW AND TOILETS. IF YOU WANT TO PAY 30% OR 50% GO AHEAD AND SEE WHO WILL PAY. THE EFFECT OF LOOT WILL BE SEEN IN GUJARAT ELECTION, PROVIDED EVMs ARE NOT TAMPERED.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Actually minister was inaugurating "Urine Bank" as per advise by Gadkari !


    hehehe... FEKU made his own people's life miserable !! Samadaanodu, padke maipare laa ijje maarre!!!

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Both the minister as well as the opposition seem to be right. As far as the former is concerned, what could he do in the absence of the toilets? He had to relieve himself and see where he is doing it. He has gone to some corner to urinate. That's understandable. And as far as the opposition is concerned, they are also justified in their criticism. When the government is collecting swatch Bharath cess, it is incumbent on them on provide toilets on the way especially on the highways. We have only been paying swatch Bharath taxes but the situation as far as hygiene and cleanliness is concerned, there has been no improvement. At least so far. The country continues to remain dirty and filthy.

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  • shan, dubai

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Now he will tell everyone that he was watering the plants.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Mumbai was declared as free of open defecation city long back. After that, I saw in many areas, people defecating in the open in Mumbai. Yesterday, while travelling in train, I saw a man defecating in between Jogeshwari and Goregaon stations. Other people might be watching daily.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Mera Desh Nahi Badal Raha Hai ...

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  • Rajesh, dubai

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Hum nahin sudrenge.

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  • H Kunder, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Yes in Mumbai you can see people sitting along the tracks early morning feels as if they are sitting to welcome the outstations trains coming to Mumbai.

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  • Mayuresh, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Yes they give a warm and smelly welcome to passenger coming from Matsyagandha train.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Narendra Modi spent our millions building Toilets ...

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  • ABDUL RAFIQ, Uchila

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    I heard that he was not washed his hand also after peeing...........

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  • H Kunder, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Urinating in open air is better than urinating in pants.

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  • Mohammed, Kundapur/Qatar

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    perfectly following modi's swatch bharath

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  • readerwriter007, pune

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    pity on this country. if some leader initiate some good initiative... classic example if this, Swatch Bharath. Then there are jokers who will keep questioning "minister not finding a toilet on a highway shows the failure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan". shame on you. If it's failed, it's you are also responsible. You are also in power for years , in many places. could you implement something like this... No. yek mauka mila tho started barking... I am not justifying minister's misbehave. Yes, it's condemnable. But doesn't make the initiate a shame by speaking nasty. your Congress is saying we did this that... for decades... question them why o proper Toilets in all the place... they will be able to answer this question.

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  • John R Lobo, Kaikamba / Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Stop Drama Baazi Swatch Bharath Tax.....

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  • NAGESH NAYAK, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    WHATS WRONG IN IT, IF HE CANNOT CONTROL, WHAT HE SHOULD DO

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  • ABDUL RAFIQ, Uchila

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Then don't run the Swach Bharath Abhiyaan, if anybody can pee or can do something else wherever they want.

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    Now the PM should understand that (1) Still toilets or (2) Mobile toilets are not sufficient.

    Drill one more hole to tax-payers' pocket and propagate (3) carry along toilets !

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  • HENRY MiSQUITH, Bahrain

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    This is part of Modi's clean India campaign!

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 20 2017

    He is fulfilling the Swachch Bhaarat Abhiyan.

    By cleansing whatever dirt on that location !

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