Supreme Court lashes Narendra Modi government for showing no urgency to clean Ganga

New Delhi, Aug 13:  Taking a potshot at the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government on cleaning the river Ganga, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said that no urgency was seen in protecting the river.

“You are showing no urgency to protect Ganga,” an apex court bench headed by Justice T.S. Thakur said as Solicitor General Mukul Rohatgi appearing for the centre, sought two weeks adjournment on the issue. The court told the solicitor general: “Are you saving the holy river. You are showing no urgency in this matter. But only in other matters.”

Some of the issues that ought to be on backburner are being put on the frontburner, the court said as it sought a status report on the government’s action plan to clean the Ganga alongwith the roadmap on the action to be taken and the steps in that direction.