The act of inaugurating India's longest tunnel between Jammu and Srinagar by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not gone down well by opposition Congress.
The party, which was in power at Centre when the Chenani-Nashri tunnel project was launched in 2011 did not seem to be pleased with the fact that current govt gets to enjoy the credit for the landmark development project.
In a jibe at PM Modi and his speech at the inaugural ceremony, the Indian National Congress on Monday tweeted: 'Cutting ribbons before cameras is not 'hard work', Mr Prime Minister'.
Cutting ribbons before cameras is not 'hard work', Mr Prime Minister. pic.twitter.com/8KuyZekOzO— INC India (@INCIndia) April 3, 2017
On Monday, PM Modi inaugurated the 9.28 km long Chenani-Nashri tunnel that cuts down the distance of 31 kms between Jammu and Srinagar.
During his speech, the prime minister encouraged Kashmiri youth to choose tourism over terrorism and work towards development of the state.
He said his government was committed to ensure fast-paced development of Jammu and Kashmir, which would also tell the people living under “occupation” in the other parts of the state how they are being destroyed.
At the event attended by Governor N N Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and some union and state ministers, Modi promised to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in the development of Jammu and Kashmir and sought the cooperation of the people in this regard. (Read full story here)