28 April, New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has deputed four Cabinet Ministers to Bihar and border areas of India-Nepal to co-ordinate relief operations for the earthquake affected people.
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is already in Raxul to oversee the relief and rescue works while Union Ministers Ananth Kumar, Radha Mohan Singh and J P Nadda will reach the border areas tomorrow to take stock of the situation and co-ordinate relief efforts.
Briefing reporters after the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting in New Delhi today, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the party MPs expressed concerned over the devastating earthquake and lauded the efforts of the government to provide timely assistance to Nepal.
Naqvi said during the meeting, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely said opposition’s conspiracy against the Land Acquisition Bill is going to die down as the legislation is in favour of farmers of the country. He said Mr. Jaitley also talked about the GST Bill saying it will improve the tax system of the country leading to GDP growth.