Panaji: The Goa government has allegedly spent 20Lakhs to build a single public toilet in Margao, the constituency of former chief minister Digambar Kamat.
Kamat, who was chief minister till March this year, told the Goa assembly last year that the state government had given funds to build the toilet, with an air-conditioner operated by sensors, in his constituency in association with sanitation specialists Sulabh International.
Kamat even went on to give a graphic description of the toilet before the house spent several minutes discussing the prospects, virtues and ills of the air-conditioned lavatory in Margao, located 35 km from here.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Vijay Pai Khot had said: ‘Are you (chief minister Kamat) really serious about having an AC toilet? It is a closed space…If someone uses it, the whole toilet will smell.’