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    New Delhi (Sputnik): The Twitterati had a troll fest after an Indian political activist tried to project a California-based sewer plant in the US as one constructed by her party in India’s national capital city of New Delhi. However, some of the Twitterati were quick to remind her that the one she is talking about has yet to come into existence.

    Atishi Marlena, a leader from Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), recently posted an Instagram image of a sewer plant, which she claimed was built by her party in the city.

    While questioning the money spent on the much vaunted Indian “Statue of Unity” built by the BJP government in central India, Marlena further compared it to the sewer plant.

    She stated that instead of “tokenism” and “statue- building”, her party rather chose to spend money to help overcome the prevailing water-crisis in the country.  

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    In this age of internet and social media, seldom does any political statement pass off without a certain amount of scrutiny, so a section of the Twitterati responded quite sharply. It was quick to point out the image shared by Marlena was actually from a sewer plant in California, US. The sewer plant that the politician was apparently referring to is reportedly under construction after earlier being approved by the Delhi government.

    The project is estimated to be completed by 2022. 

    What added spice to netizens’ amusement was the fact that Marlena, who had unsuccessfully contested the Indian Parliamentary elections recently had portrayed herself as an “educationist”, flaunting herself as an “Oxford graduate” during the election campaigns.

    A section of the Twitterati lampooned the politician as to how she was unable differentiate between Delhi and California in spite of “having an Oxford degree”.

    The “Statue of Unity’ that Marlena took a dig at is a gigantic statue of Indian statesman and independence activist Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It was constructed in the state of Gujarat by India’s ruling BJP government at an approximate cost of INR 2,900 crores ($414 million).

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