Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday attacked the BJP over the launch of world’s longest river cruise, MV Ganga Vilas, and inauguration of a Tent City, saying that Modi government’s sole motive is to earn money by converting religious places into a tourist spots.
Yadav also alleged the BJP of wasting money in such programmes while it should have been used to clean the river Ganga under the Ganga Action plan.
“People visit Varanasi in the last phase of their lives or for spirituality and getting knowledge. BJP is making this arrangement (there) for earning money by promoting tourism. What are the nishads (there) who used to steer boats getting out of it. Will only the big industrialists and other traders get facilities,” Yadav said while speaking to reporters.