Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday came out all guns blazing at Prime Minister and said that at a time when 15 miners were trapped in Meghalaya coal mine, Narendra Modi was “posing for cameras”.
He accused PM Modi of posing for cameras and strutting on the Bogibeel bridge on the mighty Brahmaputra river after inaugurating it on Tuesday.
“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. His government refuses to organise high-pressure pumps for the rescue. PM please save the miners,” tweeted Gandhi.
The miners were trapped after water from the nearby Lytein river suddenly gushed into the pit.
The police force in East Jaintia Hills district, where the mine is located, do not have adequate personnel to deal with the problem, news agency PTI quoted a senior Meghalaya home department official as saying.