Potholes have a long history with India and Indians and no minister can deny that fact. As per a report in 2018, the Parliament, in a debate, was informed that potholes caused the deaths of almost 10 Indians every day last year.
To protest against the same, a social activist from Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu took a bath in a roadside pothole filled with drinking water.
In the video, one can see the man in the pink shirt taking dips in the water while it keeps flowing in from the surrounding area.
The Twitter user while sharing the video wrote, “The video was shared by Twitter user Mugilan Chandrakumar, who said, “Social activist in Tiruppur took bath in a pit filled with drinking water after a pipe was found leaking for the last few days. He took this decision to grab the attention of the corporation employees who failed to check the leak even after multiple complaints.”
The activist S. Chandrasekar has been vocal about such issues that are caused by the negligence of the local bodies. Chandrasekar, as per a report, has complained that “lakhs of liters of drinking water is being wasted” at Kumar Nagar and no action has been taken to stop the same.
Tirrupur Corporation, however, refuting any such claims has said that the pothole is there for just a week now.
The viral post drew strong criticism from netizens, who were irked by the Corporation’s delay of actions.
Some times actions can’t be done immediately but at least it should be initiated water is very precious source and if it’s drinking water then it’s is more than anything— Pughazhendi AV (@Pughazhav) February 5, 2020
Smart way of protesting. See, I love protests, especially when it's done innovatively like this— Panda Palkova (@itispalkova) February 5, 2020
That is seriously very horrible, the administration is sitting over his complaints..— Zeeshan (@Zee_Siddiq) February 5, 2020
Very good thankyou for public service— sujeeth raju official (@Sujeethraju) February 6, 2020