Naveen Jindal-owned Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) is plying two helicopters and one regional jet to airlift pilgrims.
“Choppers provided by other governments have been of great help to us,” said G Seetaiah, chief engineer, civil aviation (Uttarakhand).
Yashwant critical of parochialism Amid severe criticism of Modi by the Congress and many observers over reports that he had rescued 15,000 Gujaratis from Uttarakhand, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha added fuel to the fire by saying that relief work should be free from parochialism.
“We should not introduce parochialism (like) … some chief minister is going and rescuing people from (his) state,” he said.
“If one is a national leader, one should be concerned about everyone from any part of the country.”
Giving an example, he said if he was rescuing a person from Jharkhand and a Bengali or a person from any another state was standing next to him, he would not leave him to his fate.
Asked whether his criticism was aimed at the Gujarat chief minister, he replied, “I am talking about everyone.”
(with New Delhi inputs)