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Bengal woman forced to live in a toilet for a year while TMC and BJP shift blame

A 66-year-old woman in West Bengal's Purulia district has been living inside an abandoned toilet after her hut was reportedly destroyed due to rains. But instead of coming to her rescue, the ruling TMC and opposition BJP have been shifting blame.

The Telegraph Online Published 07.05.24, 04:31 PM

Mithila Mahato has been living in a toilet for the past one year!

Mithila Mahato, a 66-year-old resident of Sundradi village in West Bengal's Purulia district has been living in a toilet! Since her mud-thatched hut reportedly got destroyed in heavy rains last year, the abandoned toilet that was built as part of the government’s campaign to eradicate open defecation, has become her makeshift house. She covers the pot with a piece of cloth and sleeps cramped inside the 4 feet by 3 feet toilet.

When the matter coming to light just days ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, ruling TMC and opposition BJP were quick to shift blame. The administration has assured Mithila of timely solution. Until then, this tiny toilet is Mithila's home...

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