KARNATAKA

Vatal is right pissed off

Staff Reporter

Bangalore: Vatal Nagaraj has challenged the Governor, Chief Minister, Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court and Chief Secretary to find public toilets to relieve themselves between their offices and the Lalbagh.

Kannada Chalavali Vatal Paksha president has reiterated that he would continue his unique protest of “urinating” in front of residences of dignitaries to draw the attention of State Government to build sufficient number of public toilets, from March 7.

“The Governor, the Chief Minister, the Chief Justice and the Chief Secretary should leave their air-conditioned offices and join me in a walk to Lalbagh to find public toilets,” he said at a press conference on Wednesday. “On March 7, with all my supporters and citizens, I am going to pee in front of the residence of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa. I will also do it in front of the houses of all MPs, MLAs, MLCs and the elected members of zilla panchayats, taluk panchayats and other local governments,” Mr. Nagaraj said.

The Union and State Governments have not allotted sufficient funds to build public toilets.

The population of Bangalore city is exceeding 75 lakh and the city needs at least 20,000 public toilets. There are hardly a few public toilets. On the other hand, still villagers are attending nature’s call on the roadside.”

It may be recalled that, earlier this year, Mr. Nagaraj had tried to urinate in front of Raj Bhavan.

He was arrested by the city police.

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