PUNJAB: Former Punjab minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Laxmi Kanta Chawla outburst against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal from a train delayed by several hours and the inadequate facilities available for passengers.
Chawla, a former Punjab minister who held the health portfolio and then the social welfare portfolio, was travelling in an AC-3 coach on the Saryu-Yamuna train when she made the video. “I am on board the Saryu-Yamuna Express for 24 plus eight hours. This train is running nine hours behind schedule. For God’s sake, forget about bullet train, focus on the trains that are already running,” she said in the video.
“For God’s sake, forget bullet trains. Forget trains that run at 120kmph or 200 kmph. Fix those trains that are already there,” Chawla said. There is no food on this train, the seats are broken, toilet seats are dirty and doors have to be opened with a lot of difficulty,” she said.