In what could be seen as a possible election issue, AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi has criticized the much-publicized Swachh Bharat programme saying “ it lacks strategy and vision in carrying out cleanliness drives”. Rahul made this charge after visiting the Deonar garbage dumping ground in Mumbai today.
Two fires had broken out at the Deonar dumping yard, spread over 326 acres, leading to a thick blanket of smog in various parts of Mumbai.
“This Prime Minister talks about Swachh Bharat. His government is in power here. There is a BJP-Shiv Sena government here and there is cooperation between them… So either the Prime Minister or the chief minister should do something. They should take action” he pointed out.
“This dumping ground should be closed down and some strategy must be found out (to resolve the issue). Only talking of Swachh Bharat and doing Swachh Bharat are two different things. It is a sad affair,” he told media.