‘Manual scavenging is an embarrassment for India’: Jaya Bachchan

Samajwadi Party leader and MP Jaya Bachchan said manual scavenging is an embarrassment for India. She highlighted the plight of manual scavengers and said, “It is a pity that today we are still talking about death and manual scavengers. Why have we not been able to provide them protective gears and why haven’t we done away with manual scavengers?” She added, “It is an embarrassment for the country and for all of us sitting here.” The Samajwadi Party leader said that the Centre needs to address the issue and respond to it. Bachchan also asked Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to address the issue of manual scavengers being employed by the Indian Railways. Watch the full video for more.