Indian minister caught urinating in public near BJP rally in Ajmer

11:48 PM | 8 Oct, 2018
Indian minister caught urinating in public near BJP rally in Ajmer
AJMER - A minister from the northern Indian state of Rajasthan courted controversy on Monday after a photograph of him urinating near a wall, very close to a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) poster, went viral on social media.

Shambhu Singh Khetasar, who is the chairman of Rajasthan State Seeds Corporation, brazenly defended himself urinating publicly near a BJP rally venue in Ajmer on Sunday. He said urinating in the open was “an age-old tradition”, according to reports in Indian media, claiming that urination alone dosen’t contribute to uncleanliness.

The minister also dismissed concerns that the spot where he urinated was close to the venue for a BJP election rally, which he said was attended by around 250,000 people. "There was no urinal nearby for kilometres at a stretch and I was busy working since morning," Khatesar told news agency ANI.

Khetasar insited his actions didn’t flout Narendra Modi government’s Clean India Mission as urinating in a secluded area was not an issue. “It isn’t right to urinate in open but it’s a nature’s call. Urinating in a crowded area is wrong as it causes diseases,” he said.

His remarks come at a time when 27 out of 33 districts in Rajasthan have been declared open-defecation free, according to data on the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) site.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 23 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 23, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.25 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.25 280.25
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.52 748.52
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.46 731.46
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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