New Delhi, July 13: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs on Saturday took part in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' in the Parliament premises. MPs including Minister of State (Finance) Anurag Thakur and Hema Malini were seen cleaning the premises with a broom in their hands. According to a tweet by ANI, BJP MP Hema Malini said she will go back to Mathura next week and carry out this Abhiyan there. Hema Malini Forgets Her Contribution to Mathura as BJP MP, Says 'Have Done Lot of Work, But Can't Remember Right Now'; Watch Video.
"It is highly appreciable that the Speaker of the House took initiative to carry out 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, in Parliament premises. I will go back to Mathura next week and carry out this Abhiyan there as well", the actor-turned politician added.
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— ANI (@ANI) July 13, 2019
संसदीय पुस्तकालय सहित संसद के विभिन्न स्थानों पर स्वच्छता अभियान की प्रगति का अवलोकन करते हुए | pic.twitter.com/ImQb2THSXO
— Lok Sabha Speaker (@loksabhaspeaker) July 13, 2019
The cleanness drive was also joined by newly appointed Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Defence Minster Rajnath Singh. According to reports, the speaker has organised this cleanness drive and other MPs will be taking part in the initiative that will be held on Saturday and Sunday.
In the Budget 2019-20, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the allocation for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was cut short by 25 per cent. FM Sitharaman had announced a proposal to expand the mission to achieve 100 per cent solid waste management as its expansion. "I now propose to expand the Swachh Bharat Mission to undertake sustainable solid waste management in every village," Sitharaman had said.