Stop posing for cameras, save miners: Rahul urges Modi

Stop posing for cameras, save miners: Rahul urges Modi

Rahul accused Modi of instead posing for cameras and strutting on the Bogibeel bridge on the mighty Brahmaputra river in neighbouring Assam after inaugurating it on Tuesday. (PTI File Photo)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for posing for cameras in Assam while 15 miners struggled for air in a flooded coal mine in neighbouring Meghalaya.

“15 miners have been struggling for air in a flooded coal mine for two weeks. Meanwhile, PM struts about on Bogibeel Bridge posing for cameras,” Rahul said on Twitter referring to Modi's Tuesday visit to Assam to inaugurate a 4.9 km bridge on river Brahmaputra.

The Congress President hit out at the Prime Minister claiming that his government had refused to organise high-pressure pumps for the rescue of the trapped miners.

“PM please save the miners,” Rahul said in a fervent appear to Modi.



Congress leaders recalled the promptness shown by the Modi government to offer help to rescue the trapped footballers in a cave in Thailand in June.

Rescue operations at the collapsed coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district were temporarily halted due to the lack of proper equipment.

The miners were trapped after water from the nearby Lytein river suddenly gushed into the pit.

The mine is located at Ksan in Saipung area of the district and stands next to Lytein river, whose water is said to have gushed into the mine on December 13, trapping the workers.


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