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Don’t need certificate from Rahul Gandhi, Vardhan reacts on Avni

New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday hit back at Rahul Gandhi over killing over tigress Avni, saying his government does not require a certificate from Rahul Gandhi.

Earlier on Monday following uproar over killing of tigress Avni in Maharashtra’s Yavatmala district on Friday, Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Mahatma Gandhi #Avni.”

Reacting to this on the sidelines of a function here, Vardhan said, “I think no previous government had worked with such honesty and seriosuness that this government does.”

He said that his government does not need a certificate from Rahul Gandhi.

Tigress Avni, which reportedly killed 13 people, was shot dead on Friday as a part of an operation for which Maharashtra minister called a professional hunter.

Earlier on Sunday, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi lashed out at the BJP-led Maharashtra government, calling the killing as a “ghastly murder” and a “straight case of crime”.

“It is nothing but a straight case of crime. Despite several requests from many stakeholders, (Sudhir) Mungantiwar, Minister for Forests, Maharashtra, gave orders for the killing,” she said in a series of tweets.

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