Lucknow: Amid war of words between Congress and BJP over reports that Narendra Modi had rescued 15,000 Gujaratis from Uttarakhand, BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the Gujarat Chief Minister never gave such a statement.

"Modi went to Uttarakhand to express his sympathies and it is being said that he evacuated 15,000 Gujaratis from there. I myself talked to him and he said that he never gave any such statement,” Singh said.

"How it is being publicized is beyond understanding," the BJP chief said.

"I have asked them (party workers) that there is no need to be aggressive even if leader of any other political party make any statement," he added.

Congress had attacked Modi saying he was trying to be a "Rambo" following reports that the Gujarat Chief Minister had helped in evacuating 15,000 Gujaratis who were stuck in Uttarakhand.

Meanwhile the BJP also announced a financial assistance of Rs five lakh each to the kin of those killed in the helicopter crash in Uttarakhand. BJP chief dispatched relief material and financial assistance of Rs 56 lakh for Uttarakhand victims on behalf of party's Uttar Pradesh unit.

He said he had appealed to all party MPs and MLAs to donate at least their one month's salary.


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