The fire destroyed around 100 acres of wheat crop, following which a 55-year-old farmer died of shock
A MAJOR fire destroyed around 100 acres of wheat crop in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi district on Sunday, following which a 55-year-old farmer died of shock, officials said. Union Minister and BJP candidate from Amethi Smriti Irani, who was campaigning in the area, stopped a meeting and rushed to Gobardhanpur village in the district.
In a video which surfaced online, she was seen using a hand-pump briefly as villagers fetched water and tried to douse the blaze, before fire tenders reached the stop. Congress MLC Dipak Singh also visited the village to enquire about the incident. According to Amethi tehsildar Pallavi Singh, “Around 100 acre of wheat crop turned into ash. Ram Kishor Yadav (55) died due to trauma as a significant quantity of his crops were also gutted”.
Happy that Priyanka Gandhi is counting the days I spent in Amethi: Smriti: IT IS a matter of happiness that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is counting the number of days I have visited Amethi as she is unable to tell the public where the ‘missing MP’ was for 15 years, said Union Minister Smriti Irani here on Sunday. “I am happy that Priyanka Vadra is counting the number of times I came to Amethi. Probably she is counting mine because she is unable to tell the public where the missing MP was for 15 years. I request her to provide that information too,” Smriti said, while talking to ANI. She also questioned the Congress’ method of showing love for the nation.