In remarks that seemed to target his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi,Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted Monday that apart from rescuing pilgrims from MP,our rescue teams have rescued 1,810 pilgrims from various states without any discrimination.
Earlier,Modi was reported to have rescued 15,000 Gujaratis from Uttarakhand. The BJP has since denied that Modi made any such claim.
In another tweet today,Chouhan said,MP choppers rescued 292 pilgrims from MP and 247 from other states as well.
On Modis offer to renovate the Kedarnath shrine,Chouhan had retorted that rescuing those who are alive should be the immediate concern. Chouhan had sent a team headed by a senior minister to coordinate rescue operations from a camp in Haridwar.