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Delhi BJP writes to CM Kejriwal seeking entertainment tax exemption to Toilet: EK Prem Katha

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha featured Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar in crucial roles.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 15, 2017 6:50 IST ]
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

Actor Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is receiving praises from movie buffs and now The Delhi unit of the BJP has penned down a letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, seeking exemption of entertainment tax to the film. The film delivers a powerful message and creates awareness about open defecation. Along with Akhsya, the film also featured actress Bhumi Pednekar in a crucial role.

This film highlights the "importance of cleanliness and the basic facility of toilets in houses, especially for women", Delhi BJP general secretaries -- Kuljeet Chahal, Ravinder Gupta and Rajesh Bhatia wrote in the letter to Kejriwal.

The three leaders also claimed that the movie has been inspired by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and if declared tax free, it will gather "maximum" audience in theatres.

However, due to the ruling AAP's tug of war with the BJP, the leaders expressed doubt that their request might fail to evoke a response from the Delhi government.

"If the Delhi government decides to exempt this film, then it will be in the public interest and if Chief MinisterArvind Kejriwal finds politics in this move, then it will be very sad," they said.

BJP national secretary Sardar RP Singh has also written to the chief minister, seeking his attention towards people being charged at government-run toilets, leading women to avoid using them.

 

"Women are being forced to open defecation due to user charges being taken in government public toilets around jhuggi (slum) clusters," Singh claimed in the letter.

(With PTI Inputs)

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