Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday criticized the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Center – on the world’s biggest luxury. River Trip Ganga Vilas, alleging that the BJP is “lying” when it says it launched the cruise. The cruise services were flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. “This (ship) is not new… it has been there (on the river) for the last 17 years… they (BJP) have only extended it,” Akhilesh Yadav said at a press briefing. said in a press briefing. The Samajwadi Party president also accused the rival party of serving alcohol on cruises traveling on the Ganga river.
BJP people are far ahead when it comes to corruption and lies. I have also heard that this is not just a cruise… there is a bar in it,” the Leader of Opposition in the UP Assembly said, further targeting the BJP.
“Till now, we used to hear about Aarti and Pooja Path (prayer rituals). We went there, took boat rides… People explained to us… what is allowed and what is not allowed as it is a holy place. … Only the BJP can tell us if Cruz is bar or not,” Yadav said.
According to official information, amenities on the MV Ganga Villas Cruise include vegetarian Indian cuisine, a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, a spa and doctors on call. There is no mention of the bar on the cruise or serving alcohol on the website.
Prime Minister Modi on Saturday flagged off the Ganga Vilas – said to be the world’s longest river cruise – in his constituency of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh via video conferencing. A total of 32 Swiss tourists are making the maiden voyage as the cruise travels for 51 days through the Ganges River through five Indian states as well as Bangladesh before finally arriving at Dibrugarh in Assam.
Expenses about the cruise ₹20 lakhs for the entire trip And is fully booked till March.
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