Fact Check: Did Karur MP build a public toilet for Rs. 90 lakhs?

Twitter users are claiming that a public toilet was built at a cost of Rs. 90 lakhs in Karur, a city in Tamil Nadu. They claim that the funds came from the Karur Parliamentary Constituency Development Fund.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  13 July 2022 10:51 AM GMT
Fact Check: Did Karur MP build a public toilet for Rs. 90 lakhs?

Hyderabad: Twitter users are claiming that a public toilet was built at a cost of Rs. 90 lakhs in Karur, a city in Tamil Nadu. They claim that the funds came from the Karur Parliamentary Constituency Development Fund.

Users are sharing photos of the restroom with the caption, "Let's build! Namma Karur Jothimani aka MP's fund built a toilet for just Rs. 90.0000 (Rs. 90 Lakhs)."


Fact Check

At a welfare program assistance ceremony held in Karur on 2 July, Karur MP Jyothimani said the Karur Parliamentary Constituency Development Fund was being used to construct two classrooms in Karur Government Arts and Science College, two classrooms in Nerur Government Higher Secondary School, and a bathroom in Chinnadharapuram Paramathi Noyal Government School. (Watch the MP's speech here.)


Jothimani tweeted photos of a few works undertaken under the fund. The photos show newly-constructed government colleges that will soon be inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

While the tweet does not explicitly mention the cost, a notice on the newly-built bathroom states that it was built at a cost of Rs. 9 lakhs (not Rs. 90 lakhs as is being claimed). The other building cost Rs. 34.10 lakhs and Rs. 17 lakhs.

It is clear that the toilet did not cost Rs. 90 lakhs. The claim is misleading.

Claim Review:A public toilet was built at a cost of Rs. 90 lakhs in Karur and was funded by the Karur Parliamentary Constituency Development Fund.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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