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Video: ‘Go and sell’ your wife if you can’t build toilet, says Bihar DM to villagers

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Aurangabad: Raking up a controversy, Aurangabad District Magistrate Kanwal Tanuj has said that those who cannot build a toilet for their wives, should sell them.

He was addressing a public gathering on Saturday on a cleanliness drive in Jamhore village of the Aurangabad district.

“Due to lack of toilets, women get raped and harassed. It only costs Rs. 12,000 for the construction of the toilet. Raise your hands and tell me… whose wife is worth less than 12,000? Who can let her wife get raped in return of Rs. 12000?” Tanuj said.

“If this is your mentality then go and sell your wife. Those who cannot build toilet should sell or auction his wife,” he said to the voice piped up from the gathering saying “I don’t have money to build a toilet.”

The Samajwadi Party on Monday demanded a strict action against the District Magistrate.

“He is an IAS officer and they are trained to have control on their language. Their salary comes out of the tax paid by people. His remark is against his conduct rules. Action should be taken against him. I would want to urge the government and the Chief Minister (Nitish Kumar), to take strict action against him,” SP leader Juhi Singh told ANI.