New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a fire broke out at Shastri Bhawan, a government building in national capital this afternoon. “Modi ji, burning files is not going to save you. Your day of judgement is coming,” Gandhi tweeted.
Reacting sharply to Gandhi’s remarks, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said the fire at Shastri Bhawan has not destroyed any files.
“Stop peddling lies! The fire in Shastri Bhavan has caused no damage to any files. The waste and scrap kept on the top floor caught fire and was extinguished within 30 minutes. Do your homework before casting allegations. One more jhoot of Congress!” Javadekar tweeted.
He added,”You are daydreaming of coming to power, which is not going to happen. People of India have already decided to repose their faith in @narendramodi ji’s leadership. Your judgement day is coming soon. Wait for the shock.”
Shastri Bhawan houses the Ministries of Law, Information and Broadcasting, Corporate Affairs, Chemicals and Petrochemicals, and Human Resources Development. It is also referred as the storehouse of files from government departments.
Earlier in the day, a minor fire broke out on the sixth floor of Shastri Bhawan and it was put out within minutes, a fire officer said. No casualty or damage was reported. The reason for the fire is yet to be established.
“At 2.45 PM, we were informed of a fire on the sixth floor, where some scrap material is stored. Seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot,” a fire officer told news agency IANS.