In a shameful incident, tiles carrying images of Mahatma Gandhi and the Ashok Chakra symbol were found in toilets built under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr. As reported by The Indian Express, after the news came into limelight, an official from the administration was suspended.
“Almost 508 toilets were built under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Icchawari village of Dibai tehsil. It was found that in 13 of those toilets had tiles with symbols of Mahatma Gandhi and Ashok Chakra… An official has been suspended and action taken against the village pradhan,” the newspaper reported Amarjeet Singh, District Panchayati Raj Officer as saying.
According to the report, the tiles were installed in Bulandshahr toilets almost a week ago. Villagers informed the administration about the tiles.
IN 2018 there were similar incident where images of PM Narendra Modi and then chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan were used in tiles placed in a house.
The Gwalior bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court ordered removal of tiles bearing pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan from houses built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). A division bench of Justices Sanjay Yadav and Vivek Agrawal directed the government to file a compliance report in this regard by December 20, 2018, said advocate Ankur Modi. The order came in response to public interest litigation (PIL) filed by journalist Sanjay Purohit, he said. In its reply to the PIL, the Union government had said that houses can carry only the logo of the PMAY, advocate Modi said.