Patna (Bihar) [India], September 24 (ANI): After Bihar CM Nitish Kumar did not attend the launching of Vande Bharat Express on the invitation of railways on Sunday, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that when the Chief Minister of Bihar will show a big heart?Ravi Shankar Prasad told ANI,"It is a very historic day, congratulations to Prime Minister Modi and to Rail Minister. The second Vande Bharat train from Patna was flagged off today. I will soon request to start a Vande Bharat train from Patna to Delhi. I heard that Nitish Kumar was also invited. it would have been nice if hehad come. He has also been a railway minister and sometimes the Chief Minister of Bihar should show a big heart."Another BJP leader Ashwini Choubey also slammed the Bihar CM and said that he does not like India's development.
"It is a pride moment for India. The Prime Minister does what he says. All the countries of the world are imitating India today as to how the Nine Vande Bharat Express was run. All the countries of the world are watching India today as to how the Vande Bharat Express was launched. Nitish Kumar's mind is so small that he did not come despite the invitation from Railways. He does not like India's development," Ashwini Choubey said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday virtually flagged off nine Vande Bharat Express trains and said that the speed and scale of infrastructure development are matching with aspirations of 140 crore Indians.
"The speed and scale of infrastructure development are matching with the aspirations of 140 crore Indians. Today people of Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, West Bengal, Kerala, Odisha, Jharkhand and Gujarat will get the facility of Vande Bharat Express trains. These new Vande Bharat Express trains depict the new energy of the country," PM Modi said while speaking at the launch of new trains.
"The popularity of Vande Bharat trains is constantly rising. Over 1,11,00,000 crore passengers have already travelled on them," he added.
The new trains are Udaipur- Jaipur Vande Bharat Express, Tirunelveli-Madurai- Chennai Vande Bharat Express, Hyderabad -Bengaluru Vande Bharat Express, Vijayawada - Chennai (via Renigunta) Vande Bharat Express, Patna - Howrah Vande Bharat Express, Kasaragod - Thiruvananthapuram Vande Bharat Express, Rourkela - Bhubaneswar - Puri Vande Bharat Express, Ranchi - Howrah Vande Bharat Express and Jamnagar-Ahmedabad Vande Bharat Express. (ANI)