The Rashtriya Janata Dal Twitter handle on Thursday shared the pictures of Radha Mohan SIngh, the Union Minister of Agriculture, urinating in the open and flanked by security guards. Since then, the photos have gone viral.
The minister, however, defended himself, saying there was no urinal for long distances on National Highway 28 near Pipara when he wanted to relieve himself. Stating that his intention was not wrong, he said the photograph was of a dhaba (roadside eatery) on the NH.
The photograph showed the minister urinating on a wall, believed to be in his home constituency Purvi Champaran (East Champaran), as two security personnel stood guard.
Netizens trolled the minister for his act, saying it showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachch Bharat programme in poor light.
The sarcastic text accompanying the images reads, “Amid tight security, the Union Minister of Agriculture gives the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan a boost as he inaugurates an irrigation project in a drought-affected state.” Unsurprisingly, social media has been buzzing with opinions.