Lucknow: A lawyer has moved a court here seeking a direction for lodging an FIR against Union minister Jairam Ramesh over his comment that there were more temples in the country than toilets. The court on Tuesday fixed October 12 as the next date of hearing on the plea.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Rajesh Upadhay also called for a report from local Alambag police station regarding the plea. The lawyer, Yaduvansh Mani Singh, has filed the plea alleging that the statement of the Union Rural Development Minister is an offence under Indian Penal Code and FIR should be lodged against him in the matter.
The Rural Development Minister earlier had said that toilets are more pure and holy than temples.