A man is known by the type of the choices he has, and this equally applies to Jairam Ramesh, Union Rural Development Minister, when he expresses more of his preference for toilets than temples in the country. For him, there is nothing unusual if he passes rigidly coarse a remark on some point or the other. He wanted to emphasize his mission on sanitation, but he lacked better words to say that there is much felt need of bigger number of toilets in the country from sanitary angle, instead his choice fell on temples for a comparison. It looks derogatory, not just from any religious angle alone, but more so from a descency point of view. Activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal protested the remark by staging an hour long dharna at his New Delhi residence the other day. Long back, the then another political stalwart, Kanshi Ram of Bahujan Samaj Party, passed the similar remarks eliciting a large scale protest throughout the country, not only from certain religious parties but by the people in general. An inference can well be drawn here from what Vivekanand, then an Indian missionary abroad, spoke. He said that what the world needs more is supply of food to those who are hungry leading a life of misery and not the construction of temples, churches or mosques at a massive scale. He was correct in highlighting the help for the poor without ridiculing the religious places of worship. People in the current scenario occupying positions at the top in the country find it more feasible to promote themselves as messiahs of a particular mission to appease certain sections by ridiculing others than doing the same thing in a graceful order. As a responsible Minister in the Central set up of India, Jairam Ramesh, must withdraw the tone and tenor of his remarks failing which he deserves nothing but the wrath of the people in the country as a whole.