Azam blames Uttarakhand for pollution of Ganga
Rampur: Uttar Pradesh minister Mohammad Azam Khan today blamed successive governments in Uttarakhand for pollution in river Ganga, accusing them of intentionally overlooking illegal quarrying along the banks of the river.
"The sand mafias are being permitted to extract sand and stone from river banks," Azam said here, accusing the administration in the hill state of being hand in gloves with the sand mafia and industrialists.
He also accused the state of not releasing adequate water in the river from its reservoirs.
The governments, he alleged, overlooked the environmental concerns and gave a free hand to corporate houses for setting up units in the state.
On Rahul Gandhi`s recent elevation as the Congress vice president, Azam said the Amethi MP is all-in-all in his party as well as the government.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Watch: PM Narendra Modi addressing rally in Imphal
- Will Shiv Sena join hands with Congress to stop BJP from entering BMC?
- Why is Akhilesh Yadav encouraging dishonesty for votes?
- China 'threatened' by ISRO's record-setting achievement?
- Report: Are mobile smartphones more unhygienic than toilet seats?
- Virender Sehwag's reply to Kargil martyr's daughter has taken the Internet by storm
- Ind vs Aus: Mohammed Azharuddin says Jayant Yadav and Ishant Sharma should be replaced in next Test
- WATCH: Kieron Pollard's epic celebration after destroying Lahore Qalandars in Dubai
- Indian doctor rescued from ISIS recounts horror, says 'they forced me to watch videos, shot me thrice'
- Mitchell Johnson takes a dig at Anil Kumble over calling Steve O'Keefe 'steady'