Congress Attacks Piyush Goyal With "Original" Train Video, "Lies At 2X Speed"

Congress Attacks Piyush Goyal With "Original" Train Video, "Lies At 2X Speed"

Congress Attacks Piyush Goyal With "Original" Train Video, "Lies At 2X Speed" 

New Delhi: The Congress Party, after roasting Railway Minister Piyush Goyal for posting a video of India's fastest train and calling it in fast forward mode, the party today scaled up its attack and posted two videos of the same train side-by-side on its Instagram page. 

"Swipe to watch how Mr. Ghotala a.k.a Piyush Goyal's lies travel at 2x speed #NoMo", the Congress's Instagram handle posted.

The video posted by the railway minister was seen at the left side of the screen, in the video,  Vande Bharat Express can be seen zooming by a platform. The video claimed by Congress as the original, is on the right side, in which the train can be seen approaching at a considerably slower pace.

 

The Railway Minister had posted the video of the train on his Twitter page, using a reference to the opening sequence of the Superman TV show from the 1950s to make a point about its speed.

"It's a bird...It's a plane...Watch India's first semi-high speed train built under 'Make in India' initiative, Vande Bharat Express zooming past at lightening speed," Mr Goyal had written.

The Congress had called the video "Mr Ghotala's lies".

Formerly known as Train 18, the Vande Bharat Express is India's first engineless train and will be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.  During a trial run, the train had recently hit speeds of over 180 kmph on a section of the Delhi-Rajdhani route.

It has been anticipated that the 16-coach train will replace the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express and will run between Delhi and Varanasi, which is PM Modi's Lok Sabha constituency.

According to reports, the fares of Vande Bharat Express are likely to be 40 per cent higher than the Shatabdi Express. Unlike other premium trains like Shatabdi and Rajdhani, the passengers cannot opt out of catering service.

(With inputs from PTI)