Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who was addressing a seminar in Delhi on bullet trains was interrupted while speaking by a man on Saturday morning but the senior BJP leader taught him a lesson by giving a stunning reply. In a video of this incident that was posted by ANI on its Twitter handle, Jaitley can be seen addressing the gathering. The Finance Minister said he has seen a lot of ill-informed debates regarding the bullet trains in the last two weeks.
As Jaitley was about to continue with his speech, one man from the crowd said, “Arun Ji bullet train ko Hindi mein kya kehte hai (What do you call a bullet train in Hindi).” To this, Jaitley replied by asking him to shut up and be serious about things. The Finance Minister said that he has taken a note of what this man had to say and now he should be serious. He then continued with the speech. However, the man who had interrupted the Finance Minister can be heard in the background saying that it was a very serious question. FinancialExpress.com cannot verify the authenticity of the video.
Watch the incident here:
— ANI (@ANI) September 24, 2017
The bullet train was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe last week. He laid the ceremonial foundation stone for the 508-km, Rs 1.1 -lakh crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project at the packed Athletics Stadium.
The facility that is slated to come up by 2022-23 on Japan’s financial support will also help reduce the rail travel time between the two Indian cities from over seven hours now to less than three hours. “The area between Mumbai and Ahmedabad would become a Shinkansen economic zone, where trade will get a push,” Modi had said while inaugurating the train.