Days after losing water resources and Ganga rejuvenation portfolio, union minister Uma Bharti said that her term in the position cannot be dubbed as a failure. Bharti insisted that there had been no failure in implementing the Ganga programme.
“I have not failed in the Ganga programme. Yesterday after Gadkari ji took charge he said that he was associated with me in this project for the last three years. So if we failed, how did he get the portfolio? This means we did not fail,” Bharti said.
She also mentioned a number of programmes that were initiated under her power. “New schemes have been made, cabinet approval sought. Tenders for projects called. There is nothing that has not been implemented,” she said.
She also stressed that the government’s river linking programme was also put on the fast track during her term. “All the base lines are ready for the inter-linking. And when it will be complete, we will generate 34,000 Megawatts of electricity,” she said.
“I will start the yatra from Gangasagar in West Bengal,” Bharti said adding that “It would have been defiance if I had announced the decision to undertake the yatra today. I had announced my plan last year itself.” She also said that 20 projects were completed during her tenure under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana.