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Piyush Goyal goes on Quora to answer bullet train question, his reply gets 33,000 views

NEW DELHI: A Quora user who wondered whether India "actually" needs a bullet train would not have expected the country's railway minister Piyush Goyal to answer his question.
But answer he did, at length, garnering as many as 33,000 views on the site where questions are asked, answered, edited and organized by Quora's community of users...


The question, "Does India actually need a bullet train?" was no doubt a reference to the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail, for which Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid the foundation stone in Ahmedabad in September.
The project got mixed reactions, with some questioning its necessity+ and others thrilled at the prospect of India having a bullet train.
Minister Goyal thinks it's a great idea, of course. In his detailed reply on Quora - replete with infographs and statistics - Goyal said the Bullet Train project will help the Indian Railways "revolutionise every passenger's journey". And the project, he said, "will help the nation and Railways grow in many ways."

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Yogi Adityanath promises a 100m idol of Ram: Why UP likes playing statue, statue.


Statues of religious figures are ready to take the pedestal in Uttar Pradesh’s politics.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced in October his government’s plan to build a 100-metre-tall statue of lord Ram on the Saryu riverbank in Ayodhya.


The priest-politician also declared his government’s eagerness to revive the Maitreya Buddha project, which has been pending for 15 years. The project involves building a 500 metre Buddha statue, the world’s tallest.
Former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, who built a statue of Hanuman in Saifai, his native village in Etawah district, plans to install a statue of Krishna and principal characters in the Mahabharata.
The Samajwadi Party chief has hired experts to prepare the plan for his epic project.
Using statues as a symbol of political power is not new in India’s most politically sensitive state although the colours and themes keep changing.
The Ram statue was among the BJP government’s priorities, said party parliamentarian Vinay Katiyar, an accused in the case involving the 1992 demolition of Ayodhya’s Babri mosque.
Many Hindus believe the mosque was built on top of the birthplace of Ram and a temple dedicated to the god on that site has long been a central plank of the BJP’s politics.
When a majority government is in power it has to support the aspirations of the voters, Katiyar said.

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