Lucknow, September 13: The Yogi Adityanath government has cracked a whip on the people defecating in the open and has reportedly snapped power supply at residences of those villagers. The government has reportedly threatened withdraw ration card, pension and LPG subsidy as well. Also Read - Spiritual Guard Against Virus? Jai Shri Ram Painted Mask In Demand After COVID Cases Soar In UP

The administration reportedly took the action after house-owners refused to build toilets even after repeated reminders, the Times Now reported. Also Read - After UP Govt Announces Statewide Lockdown On Sunday, Mother Dairy Issues Statement On Supply of Milk

Making his stand clear on the issue, Block Development Officer, Sarojini Nagar, Ajay Pratap Singh said that he has not cut light at any house in the village. “There is a group of people who has cut the light at residence where there is no summer sewer pump and are capable of installing. Once they would install the summer sever pump, then light would be given back,” Singh said. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Imposes Weekend Lockdown In Varanasi, Statewide Lockdown On Sunday

Accusing BDO of cutting power supply, Lucknow Electricity Supply Administration Chief Engineer Ashutosh Niranjan said it is possible that the action was taken as residents did not construct toilets. “The action was not right. The order has been given to restore the power supply. The LESA was not given any instruction to cut the power supply,” Niranjan said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Swachh Bharat Mission on October 2, 2014. He himself initiated the cleanliness drive at Mandir Marg Police Station, New Delhi, bypicking up the broom to clean the dirt.