Sambit Patra said that most of the rape incidents happened when women went out to defecate in the dark. Patra said that a toilet is associated with many aspects, including dignity and health. He further said, in many states, the rape rate has come down because the prime minister has given ‘izzatghar’ (toilets) to women.
He said that no one ever thought that a prime minister could talk about toilets while addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort, but Modi did. Modi is the first Prime Minister of the world, who talked about toilets. At present, more than six lakh villages in the country have become open defecation free.
Patra also targeted Congress and AAP on the issue of corruption. He said that in just 15 days after AAP came to power in Punjab, Arvind Kejriwal had to sack a minister due to corruption, while in the eight years of Modi government’s tenure, there was no one paise corruption case against any cabinet minister at the Centre. Not accused.