Business Standard

Rahul did not flout any norm during Uttarakhand visit: Cong

Chowdhary also targeted Modi without naming him for his earlier visit

Rahul Gandhi
Related News

did not flout any norm or transgress any rule during his visit, said today after the party vice-president had an overnight halt in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand.

At the same time, the party took a dig at Narendra Modi for his reported rescue act even as BJP hit back at it for attacking the Gujarat Chief Minister.

'Rahul Gandhi has not flouted any norm. He has gone there as a citizen of the country and Vice-President of Congress. He went there in a personal vehicle driven by his friends,' party spokesperson Renuka Chowdhary told reporters here.

She was responding to a question as to why Rahul's chopper was allowed to land, when Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had advised the VIPs yesterday not to visit there.

'He (Rahul) has not transgressed any rule. No security personnel were diverted. Neither the Chief Minister nor the Secretary accompanied him.

'Rahul Gandhi had categorically said that nobody will be diverted and no work will be diluted due to his visit. He went for an aerial survey and due to technical reason, his chopper was made to land at one place,' she said.

Chowdhary also targeted Modi without naming him for his earlier visit.

Alluding to the report that Modi had rescued 15,000 Gujaratis trapped in flash flood, Chowdhary said Rahul never said he will rescue only people from a particular area.

'In times of such tragedies, you cannot be selective about whom do you want to rescue. It's a very sorry state of affairs if some people engage in such things. During the times of such calamities, it should not matter to which caste or state people belong,' she said.

Read more on:   
|
|
|
|
|

Read More

Cong, BJP clash over rescue efforts in Uttarakhand

Criticising Modi for his visit to the flood-hit state, Digvijay Singh said he should not 'lie' he has saved 15,000 people

Columnists Rss icon

Arvind Panagariya

Arvind Panagariya: How we shoot ourselves in the foot
Arvind Panagariya

The government has not acted to end tax terrorism, which means the 'Make in India' campaign is in jeopardy

T Thomas

T Thomas: Riding the tide
T Thomas

The government could offer a majority shareholding to Indian private-sector investors in all major public-sector enterprises, with, say, five ...

Editorial Comment Rss icon

Irrational India

Space for obscurantist thought growing

Towards a common carrier

Power reforms must offer more options to consumers

TWEETS @ POLITICS
@SinghRPN
Interesting read“@TheEconomist:Japan has fallen back into recession,general election likely http://t.co/nIRR2MoMyo http://t.co/g7EDubn7jG
@milinddeora
Praying hard!!!
@digvijaya_28
The link for poem by Akhilendu Arjaria is http://t.co/vMxWldJ5vc May like to see.
@thekiranbedi
At an Upanayan ceremony in Gorakhpur. A revival of ancient Vedic tradition of initiation of girls in Vedics http://t.co/PGJ9K4CQNq
@ajaymaken
Thnx#Twitter As No Channel is showing the crowd! RT @INCIndia: Rahul Gandhi addressing rally in Panki, #Jharkhand now http://t.co/cBsxcX4Th2
@MPNaveenJindal
@sharma0013 thanks :)
@Panda_Jay
My Twitter handle changed yesterday to @PandaJay 😊, please follow that..
@ShashiTharoor
@profoundNflawed those pix were taken 22 years apart. But believe me, ageing is something I feel!
@Swamy39
RT @ArunHazarikaBJP: Attending "Patriotic Social Media Foundation" Northeast Meet. @Swamy39 is present here. Will hear him speak shortly! h…
@narendramodi
Urged people to vote BJP for J&K's development & to bring a qualitative change in people's lives. http://t.co/HuQITHJUgP
@abdullah_omar
@Mrityunjoykjha I suppose all the movies filmed in Kashmir over the last 6 years were figments of my imagination :-)
@varungandhi80
My article in The Economic Times today: Go Beyond Power Politics. http://t.co/igNWjNbVjk
@ArvindKejriwal
Friends, going for vipassna meditation course. See u on 24th. Till then, bye.
@PMOIndia
RT @WhiteHouse: .@narendramodi: President Obama looks forward to celebrating Republic Day in New Delhi with you: http://t.co/70cQ7rpppf
@rajeev_mp
RT @suchetadalal: @rajeev_mp catastrophe avoided is a bigger blessing! Join us to salute Constable Azim Shaikh Sat. 22Nov- 4pm http://t.co
@quizderek
RT @AITCofficial: All party meet to discuss UPSC lang issue was to be called b4 Parl starts.Min calls it on Sun, day before Parl starts. La…
@
Govt to revisit tax treaties to unearth black money: @arunjaitley http://t.co/BGudCS99oa
@SushmaSwaraj
Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to India | The White House: http://t.co/io68ZPn9RF @whitehouse
@arunjaitley
Watch me speak live on "MAKING INDIA A SUPERPOWER: HOPE OR FANTASY?" at HT Leadership Summit at 3:15pm today. http://t.co/u5AmyagU6N
@MVENKAIAHNAIDU
My greetings to Sri Mulayam Singh Yadav ji on his 75th Birthday. I wish him best of health and happiness .
@nitin_gadkari
Inked the deal for faster clearance of construction of railway over bridges http://t.co/EKioBT1Ip5
@DVSBJP
Attending a review meeting of State level Bankers commitee, Karnataka organised by syndicate bank with @AnanthKumar_BJP abt Jan Dhan Yojana
@umasribharti
चन्‍द्रशेखर राव को बधाई. तेलंगाना राज्‍य का मेरा संकल्‍प एवं सपना पूरा, तेलंगाना की नदियों का ध्‍यान रखेंगें.
@AnanthKumar_BJP
National Library Week - 2014, Department of Library - Function at the City Central Library, South Division #Jayanagar http://t.co/SIcOSSxX3Z
@smritiirani
RT @PMOIndia: External Affairs Minister and other dignitaries receive PM at Delhi airport. http://t.co/RnLy30l9YB
@drharshvardhan
PM Modi now has 8 million Twitter followers.Only Barack Obama and Pope Francis have more.This proves he is true leader of masses worldwide.
@Gen_VKSingh
A very happy birthday to the 'flying sikh'....Milkha Ji you are a living legend who continues to inspire sportsmen around the world..
@Rao_InderjitS
Tributes to our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on the occasion of his 125th Birth Anniversary.
@nsitharaman
Grateful to MP Naraspur, Gokarajugaru, all 7 MLAs, MP (RS) SitaMahalakshmi garu, Min.Kamineni Srinivas garu & Min. Manikyala Rao garu @ncbn
@RSSorg
Best wishes for World Hindu Congress http://t.co/Os6Y4I01rf

Back to Top