IAF helicopter crash: Politicians pray for well-being of General Bipin Rawat, others
Leaders across the political spectrum, including Union minister Nitin Gadkari and former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, wished for the well-being of Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat after an Indian Air Force helicopter with him on board crashed on Wednesday near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.Thirteen of the 14 occupants of the helicopter have died in the crash.
Leaders across the political spectrum, including Union minister Nitin Gadkari and former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, wished for the well-being of Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat after an Indian Air Force helicopter with him on board crashed on Wednesday near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.
Thirteen of the 14 occupants of the helicopter have died in the crash. There was one survivor, a male, Nilgiris Collector SP Amrith told PTI. However, there was no immediate information on the condition of General Rawat.
Several politicians, including senior ministers, wished for the well-being and safety of Rawat and others who were on board the helicopter.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, ''Hoping for the safety of CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife and others onboard the chopper. Prayers for a speedy recovery.'' Union minister Gadkari expressed shock over the helicopter crash. ''I pray for everyone's safety, wellbeing,'' he tweeted.
''Praying for their safety and well-being,'' he said on Twitter.
''I've instructed the local administration to provide all the help needed in rescue operations even as I'm rushing to the spot,'' he said.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, ''Very very sad to hear this. I pray for everyone's safety.'' West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, ''Extremely tragic news coming in from Coonoor. Today, the entire nation prays for the safety of those who were on board including CDS Bipin Rawat and his family members.'' Also praying for the speedy recovery of everyone who was injured, she said.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said he was deeply concerned by the reports of the IAF helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu.
Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal prayed for the safety and well-being of the Chief of Defence Staff and all others on board the helicopter while former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh said he was extremely sad to see images of the crashed helicopter.
''Praying for the safety of all,'' Singh tweeted.
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said, ''Unspeakable tragedy: the crash of the helicopter of the Chief of Defence Staff, in which his family was travelling with him. Worrying unresolved questions include the reason for the crash, in good weather. Hoping for survivors. Meanwhile prayers for the victims and their families.'' PTI ASK NSD
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