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‘Do You Need Such a Chief?’ Amid Fisheries Ministry Row, Amit Shah Questions Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Depart’ – NEWPAPER24

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‘Do You Need Such a Chief?’ Amid Fisheries Ministry Row, Amit Shah Questions Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Depart’

2021-02-28 09:29:56

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Union Residence Minister Amit Shah on Sunday took on Congress MP Rahul Gandhi over his remark last week on the necessity for a separate ministry for fishermen.

Mocking the Congress chief for not understanding {that a} fisheries division got here into existence two years in the past, Shah, who’s in Puducherry’s Karaikal to marketing campaign for the BJP forward of the meeting elections, stated, “A number of days in the past, Rahul Gandhi had requested why there isn’t any fisheries division. I need to know from folks whether or not they need a frontrunner who doesn’t know that Division of Fisheries has been in existence for 2 years (since 2019).”

Shah stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already created a separate ministry for fishermen. “Rahul bhaiya (brother)… you had been on go away when it occurred, so you aren’t conscious,” he stated, taking a dig on the Congress chief’s worldwide journeys which are usually criticised by the BJP.

Gandhi whereas talking in Solai Nagar space of Puducherry on Wednesday stated that fishermen are the “farmers of the ocean” and questioned “why is it that the farmers of the ocean don’t have a ministry in Delhi?” His feedback drew ridicule as India has a Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.

Slamming the Central authorities over the farm payments, Gandhi stated, “Authorities handed three payments in opposition to farmers, the spine of a nation. You should be questioning why am I speaking about farmers at assembly of fishermen. I think about you to be farmers of the ocean. If farmers of the land can have their ministry in Delhi, then why is it that the farmers of the ocean don’t have a ministry in Delhi?”

He additional added, “Subsequent time I come right here I need to go along with you within the fishing boat to see what you expertise in order that once I return to Delhi, I can really perceive what farmers of Puducherry really feel.”

Gandhi’s comparability quickly drew flak from Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) leaders, together with Union ministers, who took to Twitter to mock the Congress chief over his oblivious assertion concerning the ministry of fisheries.

On Thursday, PM Modi had additionally expressed ‘shock’ over Gandhi’s assertion that there was no ‘devoted’ fisheries ministry on the Centre, including the NDA authorities had set it up in 2019 and that its budgetary allocation has considerably gone up ever since.

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