Tiles carrying images of Mahatma Gandhi and the Ashok Chakra emblem were found in toilets built under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr.
After the news came into light, the tiles were brought to the administration’s notice by villagers. An official from the administration was suspended, The Indian Express reported.
The tiles were allegedly installed in Bulandshahr government toilets a week ago.
“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,” Indian Express quoted Amarjeet Singh, District Panchayati Raj Officer, as saying.
In a similar incident, Madhya Pradesh High Court in 2018 had directed the state government to remove the images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the then chief minister, Shivraj Chouhan, on the tiles placed in houses constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
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