Beas tragedy: KCR, Naidu compete over rescue ops

  • Prasad Nichenametla, Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
  • Updated: Jun 11, 2014 01:03 IST

Chief Ministers of newly-formed states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, who are sparring over several issues, are competing with each other in reaching out to families who lost their kin in the Beas drowning incident in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday evening.

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhara Rao has ordered rescue action on behalf of the state, sending state home minister Narasimha Reddy and senior officials to the spot.

Soon after his oath taking ceremony, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu too swung into action. He is understood to have spoken to home minister Rajnath Singh, who attended his swearing-in, for deployment of NDRF teams to the site.

On Monday, both governments arranged aircraft to take the families of the victims to Chandigarh and from there to the accident site near Mandi and back.

Both were in touch with HP CM Virbhadra Singh over the incident. The engineering students from VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology were on a study tour.

Most of the victims were from Telangana. However, Naidu, in a press conference, said that it was a tragic time for the Telugu people, and it should not matter as to which government comes to the rescue.

From Around the Web
Sponsored by Revcontent

also read

Israeli woman sexually assaulted in Manali, probe launched
Show comments

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Chrome and Ad BlockPlus users

1.Press the ‘ABP’ icon in your toolbar at top right of this page

2. Click on ‘Enabled on this site’; this should now change to ‘Disabled on this site’


chrome



For Chrome and Ad Block users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Don’t run on pages on this domain’ and then click ‘exclude’ on the pop up


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Mozilla and AdBlock Plus (ABP) users

1.Press the ‘ABP’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Disable on hindustantimes.com’


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Internet Explorer and AdBlock Plus users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock Plus’ icon in your status bar at the bottom of the screen

2.Select the option ‘Disable on hindustantimes.com’


chrome

Steps to disable Ad Blocker on your browser


In order to serve content on our website, we rely on advertising revenue which helps us to ensure that we continue to serve high quality unbiased journalism. From our end, we will aim to show clean and unobtrusive ads to provide you with a great browsing experience.

Request to please follow the steps below and once done, please refresh your page.


For Safari and AdBlock users

1.Press the ‘AdBlock’ icon in your toolbar

2.Select the option ‘Don't run pages on this domain’ and then click 'exclude'


chrome