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It’s time to raise questions against “Swachh Bharat” mission

Friday, Oct 2, 2015,16:12 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Dubbing National Democratic Alliance (NDA) governments ambitious campaign “Swachch Bharat” as ”symbolic”, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that it was time to question what the country had achieved from his pet mission. The Delhi Chief Minister took to twitter and asked which street got cleaned due to Swachh Bharat and how much money had been spent on it till now as flagship mission completes one year today. 

One year of “Swach Bharat” Which streets got cleaned as a result of this campaign. How much budget till now has spent on it. It’s time to question symbolism,Mr Kejriwal tweeted.
Swachh Bharat, a national campaign by the central government aimed at clean up operations covering 4041 statutory towns, was officially launched on October 2, 2014 at Rajghat. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had himself cleaned the road near Valmiki Sadan in New Delhi to commence the campaign.
Earlier, on September 29, Mr Kejriwal had criticized another initiative of the Prime Minister ‘Make in India’ , saying that it was more important to first ‘Make India’ after which the world would automatically start making in India. The ruling Bhartiya Janta Party had also hit out at Mr Kejriwal for his jibe at “Make in India” and said Mr Kejriwal should focus on the development of the national capital rather than commenting on works of Mr Modi.