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Updated: January 21, 2014 16:23 IST

Vasan slams Kejriwal's siege

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A file picture of Union Minister for Shipping G. K. Vasan. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan.
The Hindu A file picture of Union Minister for Shipping G. K. Vasan. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan.

Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan on Tuesday slammed Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal for taking to the streets demanding action against police officials who refused to carry out a raid on an alleged drug and prostitution racket in South Delhi.

Addressing reporters on the sidelines of a function to mark the signing of an MoU between the Ennore Port and Ford India on export of cars, Mr. Vasan said the manner of the protests were not only unbecoming of a Chief Minister but also served to set a wrong precedent.

Asked whether the Congress (I) would now reconsider its support to the AAP in the Delhi Government, Mr. Vasan said "that was for the high command to decide".

On the deferred talks between fishermen associations of India and Sri Lanka, Mr. Vasan urged everyone to put politics aside and work for a constructive outcome.

The Minister also said school children would soon be allowed to visit the 12 major ports in the country following the success of a pilot project in Mumbai. He also directed Port officials in Chennai to consider allowing guided tours for school children free of cost.

Referring to the recently unveiled land policy guidelines for major ports, aimed at helping them leverage land assets for earning revenue, Mr. Vasan said he expected all the 12 major ports to register substantial profits through this move in two years.

For the port sector, the Maritime Agenda which was the vision document of the Shipping Ministry, envisaged capacity creation to handle around 3,200 million tonnes and attract investments to the tune of Rs. 2,87,000 crore by 2020, Mr. Vasan said.

Will the honble minister answer as to what is it they have
been doing for the last 65years when major portion of the period was
ruled by Congress. In the last 2years there has been an increase in the rape incidents, so u want the delhi CM to shut his eyes to whatever rape incidents that are happening in the capital. Ur Cong govt is totally responsible for this state of decayed affairs. U can expect people and the CM who has truly identified with the people to come to the streets and seek a solution which is in the interest of the security of the common citizens of Delhi.

from:  K.GOPU
Posted on: Jan 22, 2014 at 15:46 IST

These Congress people has no right to criticize Mr. Kejriwal. The reason is Mr. Karunanidhi & Ms. Jayalalitha did the same type of
Dharna at Marina Beach some time back for different reason say Cauvery water issue / Srilankan Tamil issue.

Whereas as Chief Minister of Delhi state Mr. Kejriwal has no authority on law & order at Delhi as Police department is under the control of Govt. India. As a elected representative of Delhi he is demanding to bring Police under Delhi Government.

If such situation arises at Madras whether these Vasan's and their alliance partners will they keep quite. They may make big noise.

from:  Baradangi
Posted on: Jan 21, 2014 at 16:41 IST

come railbhawan and sleep in open sky

from:  Gaurav yadav
Posted on: Jan 21, 2014 at 16:31 IST
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