Uma Bharti promises clean Ganga in three years

Union Minister Uma Bharti on Sunday reiterated her commitment to clean India's longest river Ganga and promised to do so in three years while also asserting that she would not entertain any questions in this regard before the task was achieved.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 14, 2014, 19:32 PM IST

New Delhi: Union Minister Uma Bharti on Sunday reiterated her commitment to clean India's longest river Ganga and promised to do so in three years while also asserting that she would not entertain any questions in this regard before the task was achieved.

"I am being asked many questions on the cleaning of Ganga, but I am not going to speak anything. I believe in action and I am going to make Ganga continuous and serene in the next three years.

"The questions are not going to affect me," she said at a felicitation ceremony of teachers organised by the Coordination Committee of Public Schools (CCPS) here.

Bharti, who is the Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, also emphasised on the role of the teachers in students' life and credited her own success to her teachers.

She also congratulated all the teachers who were felicitated in the programme, and asked all teachers to become 'real gurus' and students to become better human beings rather than grow professionally.

Speaking at the occasion, BJP Delhi unit president Satish Upadhayay hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "giving imagination" to the country and reigniting hopes of people.

"A trust deficit was created in the country. People had lost hopes that the country would progress. But thanks to the efforts of Modiji that the lost hopes are being brought back once again. He has given imagination to the country. The nation now believes that everything is possible," Upadhayay said.

Asked about government formation in Delhi, Upadhayay said, "BJP will think once it gets a call for the formation of the government".

He said that Sher Singh Dagar has been given a notice to explain his role in the video, but the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) should also explain its role in the recent scenario.

He held that AAP is responsible for the recent political situation in the capital.

"We have issued a notice to Dagar. But AAP should also explain its stand on the recent sting," Upadhayay said.

South Delhi MP, Ramesh Bidhuri said BJP will go for elections when the President's rule is removed from the capital.

"We will go for elections when the President's Rule is removed," said Bhiduri.

A total of 61 teachers of Delhi and NCR schools were felicitated at the program for their role in the upliftment of the students. Among others present at the felicitation program was also BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra.