Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday strongly hit back at the Lok Sabha over allegations made by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan of insulting Rabindra Nath Tagore. He said that accusing Tagore of insulting him is wrong and making wrong allegations is the mentality of the Congress party. Citing history, the Home Minister said that he was not sitting on Tagore’s chair, but Jawaharlal Nehru was sitting on this chair.
Home Minister Amit Shah gave clarification in the House on the comments made by opposition leader Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary about his Shanti Niketan visit. The home minister said that he never sat in the chair of Gurudev Ravindra Nath Tagore, citing the clarification received from the vice-chancellor of Shanti Niketan and photographs of his visit. Rather, we were sitting at the window where many visiting leaders including former President Pranab Mukherjee, Pratibha Patil and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh had sat.
Along with this, the Home Minister showed pictures of former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajiv Gandhi, claiming that both its leaders were sitting on the couch of Tegaur. Not only this, Shah said that it is inappropriate to keep unconfirmed news from social media and keep it in the house.
Uttarakhand accident PM’s eye on
He said that the situation of flood and disaster after the breaking of a glacier in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand said that the central government is monitoring the situation. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself is monitoring the situation. Along with this, both the control rooms of the Ministry of Home Affairs are monitoring round the clock and all possible assistance is being provided to the state.
Amit Shah said that the state government has given an amount of four lakh rupees to the families killed in the disaster on behalf of the state government. He said that 12 people of NTPC project have been evacuated safely. At the time of the incident, 15 people were also taken out of the Rishiganga project. He further said that 25 to 35 people are feared trapped in the second tunnel of NTP project. Work is being done at the war level to save them.
Earlier, Amit Shah had tweeted on Sunday, saying, “I have spoken to Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Director General of ITBP and Director General of NDRF regarding the information of natural disaster in Uttarakhand.” Officers are working on a war footing to secure people. NDAF teams have left for rescue work. Every possible help will be provided to Devbhoomi.
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