Red Fort ‘littered’ even as Modi speaks of ‘Swach Bharat’


New Delhi: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid emphasis on the Swach Bharat Mission in his Independence Day speech at Red Fort, his speech didn’t seem to reach the ears of many people present at the venue as booklets and used water bottles were found strewn at the venue.

Many people were seen throwing leaflets and other things while on their way out. However many people were seen collecting their litter while leaving the venue.

According to some visitors, “It is a historic moment when people from around the world are seeing us and the function is being attended by the delegates of several foreign countries and we left such an impression.”

Many however complained that there was no proper arrangement to collect the waste and even dustbins were not installed at the site.

Cops also accepted that few dustbins were installed. According to a Senior officer, “The existing dustbins at the venue were sanitized before the function. To ensure that the dustbins do not get overloaded we prohibited visitors from bringing eatables. Concerned authorities will later clean the venue.”