BJP MP amuses all by asking govt to work on ways to control hailstorm

A BJP MP in Lok Sabha on Wednesday left other members amused by asking the govt to work on steps to "control" hailstorm.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: May 6, 2015 4:52 pm

In a striking resemblance to a funny scene from 1999 film Shool showing a muscleman MLA telling the house that generating power from water affect its quality, a BJP MP in Lok Sabha on Wednesday left other members amused by asking the govt to work on steps to “control” hailstorm.

Obviously concerned over the large-scale damage to crops due to recent hailstorm and unseasonal rains, Dilip Kumar Mansukhlal Gandhi asked the question to Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan, who said science has so far not found any way in which hailstorm or earthquake can be prevented.

Gandhi, who represents Ahmednagar in Maharashtra, asked that though advance warnings are being issued to farmers or fishermen about rains or storms, “why are you not working on a process to control hailstorm which would provide relief to the farmers?”

“Is your Ministry working in this direction,” he asked during Question Hour which left several members amused.

In response, Harsh Vardhan said “so far, science has not progressed so much as to stop hailstorm or earthquake from occurring.”

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