Congress’ Jibe At PM Narendra Modi After Mumbai Stampede

NEW DELHI:  The day after 22 commuters died in a Mumbai stampede during Elphinstone hire bridge, Congress personality P Chidambaram scaled adult a attack on a bullet sight project, observant a high-speed sight would, like demonetisation, “kill all else including safety”.

The former Finance Minister had progressing blamed demonetisation for a mercantile slowdown. A fortnight back, PM Modi had hosted Japanese Prime Minister in his home state Gujarat where a dual leaders had laid a substructure for a project. Once a plan is finished in 2023, a high-speed sight can finish a 508 km stretch between Ahmedabad and Mumbai in reduction than 3 hours.

“Bullet sight is not for typical people. It is an ego outing for a high mighty,” Mr Chidambaram pronounced in a array of tweets, holding a appropriate during Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is seen as a pushing force behind a project.

BJP’s discontented ally, a Shiv Sena was a initial one to couple a desirous project, that will cost around Rs. 1.10 lakh crore, to a 22 deaths in a Mumbai bolt on a decades-old bridge.

“You let a bad passengers die…and for wealthy passengers, you speak about bullet trains,” Sena lawmaker Sanjay Raut had pronounced hours after a Mumbai bolt that he described as a “massacre”.

The Congress, and Mr Chidambaram had picked adult from where left Mr Raut left it.

“It is a time for mourning, though over a anguish lies a story of inverted priorities,” a former apportion pronounced late final evening. He continued on Saturday.

“Railways should spend on safety, improved infrastructure and improved facilities. Not on bullet train,” he said. Taunting Railways Minister Piyush Goyal for pledging to ramp adult reserve measures on a railways, Mr Chidambaram pronounced a apportion could take a oath when Rs 1 lakh crore is spent for rail safety, lane upgrading, signalling and not for bullet train.

Last month, a former Finance Minister had also sought an reparation from PM Narendra Modi for his “failed” preference to demonetise 500 and 1,000 rupee banking records that led to 104 deaths final year.