‘Manmohan Singh government approved Project Cheetah’, claims Congress
On Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday (September 17, 2022), eight cheetahs transported from Namibia were released at a national park in Madhya Pradesh. In response, the Congress said in a tweet on Friday that Manmohan Singh authorized the 'Project Cheetah' idea in 2008-09. Let us remind you that cheetahs were declared extinct in India in 1952.
The Congress Twitter account posted a message with a photo of then-Forest and Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh and the words, "Project Cheetah" was planned in 2008-09. It was approved by Manmohan Singh's cabinet. 'In April 2010, the then Forest and Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh visited the Cheetah Out Reach Centre in Africa,' the tweet continued.
The project was blocked by the Supreme Court in 2013, however it was lifted in 2020. Now the cheetahs have arrived.’
PM hardly ever acknowledges continuity in governance. Cheetah project going back to my visit to Capetown on 25.04.2010 is the latest example. The tamasha orchestrated by PM today is unwarranted and is yet another diversion from pressing national issues and #BharatJodoYatra 1/2 pic.twitter.com/SiZQhQOu0N— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) September 17, 2022
In a tweet directed at PM Modi, Jairam Ramesh stated, 'PM rarely accepts continuity in government.' Not to mention my recent trip to Cape Town for the Cheetah Project on April 25, 2010. Today, the Prime Minister made an unnecessary show. This is an attempt to silence national issues while diverting attention away from the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra.'