On July 7, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, tweeted a photo with a caption stating that Mumbai has become Open Defecation Free.
Great news for Mumbai !— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) July 7, 2017
Congratulations to all Mumbaikars!
Mumbai becomes Open Defacation Free (ODF).
Good job BMC and Shri Ajoy Mehta ! pic.twitter.com/WfIQJQmeSs
Soon after he tweeted this, twitter exploded with people posting pictures and videos of public defecation, thereby refuting his claims. Some people even labeled him a 'liar' for spreading false propaganda under the guise of 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan' an initiative started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Some of the tweets are pretty hilarious and the twitteratis trended the hashtag #MumbaiCraps, by posting some true accounts and reality of public defecation. Here are some of the tweets:
#MumbaiCraps CM never travelled between Mahim and Matunga by train. And in the morning, the smell is on its peak level.— Advait Nakti (@Advaitnakti) July 8, 2017
Mumbaikars using #MumbaiCraps to take on Government's "Open Defecation Free" certificate ðÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Zeeshan Mhaskar (@MhaskarChief) July 8, 2017
If Bombay is open defecation-free then it is also crime-free, pollution-free, pothole-free, traffic-free and coffee shop free.— Rohan (@mojorojo) July 9, 2017
#MumbaiCraps CM lives in his own world where everyone wants Shivaji statue, blaring music all night during fests & no one craps in public.— Anand Sivakumaran (@Anandloki) July 9, 2017
It has be acknowledged how the twitteratis sensitized their videos and images so as to not expose the identity of the people indulging in open defecation.They didn't put the onus on the people, but instead questioned the CM for his lack of vision when it came to building more toilets in Mumbai.