Gandhinagar, June 29: While the Congress and a section of the media were busy analysing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's act of rescuing 15,000 Gujaratis from the flood-ravaged Uttarakhand and even called it a Rambo act and accused Modi of being divisive, there were allegations cropping up that Gujarati tourists who were left stranded amid danger were denied entry into the rescue helicopters.
According to one report, Walsad's Nainaben Rana was shocked to see the level of politics being played even when a tragedy of massive proportions had hit humanity. She said they were stopped from boarding helicopter since they were Gujaratis.
Besides, there were general recounting of the natural horror that many from the state had faced in Uttarakhand. One recalled how an entire road on which their vehicle was travelling caved in because of the pressure of the flood waters.
There were also instances where the rescue helicopters could not drop food packets for they found no safe place to drop them. In many areas, the dropped food packets were swept away by the river water.
Unable to trace parents at Kedarnath, MP woman ends life
Gwalior: In another shocking incident, a 35-year-old woman who had gone to Kedarnath pilgrimage, allegedly committed suicide here after failing to trace her parents.
The woman, Mamta Tripathi, hung herself on Friday after her family couldn't find the whereabouts of father Nathuram Parashar, 60, and Kamla Devi, 50, uncle Satish Parashar and aunt Vimla Devi. The family had left for the pilgrimage on June 5.
Mamta's husband had also left for Haridwar on June 18 to trace her parents. She had last spoken to them on June 15 but there was no contact since then, police sources said.
Mamta had gone to Manshadevi temple on Friday to pray for her missing parents' safety and after retuning home and cooking food and eating, she went to her room and took the drastic step.
(With PTI inputs)