Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have called for better sanitation facilities in the country, but he would be surprised to know that his party’s Delhi unit headquarters doesn’t have a decent toilet.
On Independence Day, Modi called for better sanitation facilities across the country, calling for money to be spent on building toilets.
The prime minister’s call for better toilets could well begin at Delhi BJP’s office at 14 Pandit Pant Marg, where the toilets can hardly be described as neat, clean and hygienic.
Most women workers of the party feel the toilets at the party office are not fit for use.
A party member, who regularly visits the party office, said using the toilets there was a nightmare. The only decent toilet in the entire office is the one in the party chief’s office, she said.
“We have been facing this problem for many years. Previous unit presidents were told about it, but nothing was done,” a party leader said.
For a party worker, the toliet facilities leave much to be desired, as they cannot use the Delhi BJP chief’s toilet and are forced to use the dirty toilets located on the back side of the office.
“I either look for NDMC toilets in the vicinity or prefer to use toilets at a restaurant,” a party worker said.
“There are several people who come to the party office daily. The toilets are dirty and stink. We have drawn the attention of the new BJP chief to the problem,” the worker said.
Newly appointed Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said the problem was being addressed.
“I am aware of the problem. We have started refurnishing the office. I do not know of other presidents, but I have inspected the facilities. The toilets would be reconstructed,” he said.