Pilibhit, May 14 UNI | 3 months ago

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and MP Maneka Gandhi today termed the ambitious scheme relating to inter-linking of rivers mooted by the then NDA government led by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as 'absurd'.

Addressing a programme in her honour here, Ms Gandhi said the scheme relating to the linking of rivers was 'senseless'.

"I even stopped veteran BJP leader and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee from implementing this scheme," she remarked.

Ms Gandhi commented this when an aged man suggested her to link Sharda with Gomti river.

She interacted with the people and asked them about their problems.

Menaka Gandhi is the BJP candidate from Pilibhit seat.

(Posted on 15-05-2014)