APCC mocks Modi’s SBM

ITANAGAR, Jun 15: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Takam Sanjoy on Friday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), stating that the mission that aimed to make the country open defecation-free by 2019, among other things, has failed to make any impact on many, particularly the Indian Railways.
The APCC cited the example of how the Indian Railways is making the railway tracks dirty by throwing wastes all along the railway tracks.
“SBM is nothing but showbaji for drawing media attention,” Sanjoy said. “The heaps of garbage on the railway tracks reflect the true picture of India and the impact of this mission.”
He also ridiculed the claim of the BJP-led government at the Centre that the cleanliness level of India has increased to 84.59%, although it was a dismal 38.7% when the mission was launched on 2 October, 2014.
“The National Mission for Clean Ganga launched by Modi also proved to be a failure with the holy river still dirty despite crores of rupees having been pumped in to clean it,” Sanjoy said.
“‘Swachh Mansik Mission’ is the need of the hour, and this mission should first be applied to the BJP leaders who have been dreaming of a Congress-free India, forgetting that it was the Congress which freed India from British rule,” the APCC president said.