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Video: 'Sell your wife if you don't have money to build a toilet,' DM tells villagers in Aurangabad
Displaying utter lack of sensitivity, the district magistrate of Aurangabad has allegedly asked villagers of his district to sell their wives in case they cannot afford to build toilets at their homes.

A video of the incident in which the DM can be seen lecturing a group of people has now gone viral on social media. He was speaking at a 'swachhta mahasabha,' a programme conducted to raise awareness of the problems associated with open-defecation.

The DM has been identified as Kanwal Tanuj, who is a 2010-batch IAS officer. The incident happened when someone from the audience interrupted Tanuj and claimed that he had no money to build a toilet. As per reports, the incident took place on Friday when the district administration had organised an event to promote Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in the village.

"If you do not have the money, go and sell your wife," the DM was heard retorting angrily.

In a bid to promote Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the DM can also be heard talking about the importance of building toilets and the state and central government's campaign to make villages open-defecation free.

The DM later tried to link this controversial part of his speech in context of women's safety. He talked about how women go to defecate in the open, late at night and how because of that they face sexual assaults.

In Bihar, the government offers Rs 12,000 to anyone who builds a toilet in his home. But the mode is offered after the panchayat chief has verified that a toilet has been constructed. People have been claiming that this is an obstacle in the constructions of toilets as they cannot afford Rs 12,000 and they should rather be paid in advance.

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