PM Modi became emotional in the party meeting; Turkey remembers 2001 Bhuj earthquake after earthquake in Syria

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, BJP National President JP Nadda and others during the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, in New Delhi on February 7, 2023. Photo Credit: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi penned an emotional note on February 7 expressing his condolences earthquakes in turkey and syria seeing that it brought back memories of Bhuj earthquake in 2001 It claimed thousands of lives and was a challenge to Mr. Modi, the then Chief Minister of Gujarat.

Addressing a meeting of the BJP’s parliamentary party, he recalled the devastating Bhuj earthquake of 2001 and talked about the challenges posed to rescue operations.

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Prime Minister Modi said that he can very well understand what Turkey is going through in this hour of tragedy. In 2001, a massive earthquake struck Bhuj in the Kutch district of Gujarat, killing over 20,000 people and injuring over 1.5 lakh. The earthquake left thousands of people homeless.

He also referred to the humanitarian assistance being provided by the Government of India to the disaster-hit country following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in both Turkey and Syria on February 6 (Monday).

Earthquake tremors in Turkey on MondayAt least 4,372 people were confirmed dead, with thousands more injured, according to officials and agencies. Officials have reported 1,451 dead and 3,531 wounded in Syria.

Prime Minister Modi cautioned BJP MPs against complacency after the presentation of the Union Budget and its many allocations and targets to be addressed by the people. He was felicitated by BJP President JP Nadda and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for being on the table. union budget 2023,

“Even though the BJP was successful in securing a majority in 2014 and 2019, the public at large is happy with the efforts of the party. But, there is no scope for any complacency, and one must also focus on the ground,” PM Modi told party MPs.

Sources said that PM Modi appreciated his government’s effort to bring the budget in extremely difficult times. He said that the budget has something or the other for every section of the society. PM asked party MPs To take the budget to the people,

“It is a great responsibility on the part of MPs to talk about the budget in their constituencies and tell people what is in the budget for them and how this budget comes at a time when the world is passing through a major economic crisis ” sources present in the meeting said.