13 thousand Indians returned, ‘Operation Ganga’ benefits BJP in elections: Amit Shah

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new Delhi: The Union Home Minister said on Saturday that the successful evacuation of Indian nationals from war-torn Ukraine will have a positive impact on the assembly elections. The Home Minister said at the BJP headquarters that the government was monitoring the situation in Ukraine since January. The government had issued an advisory for Indians living in Ukraine as early as 15 February. Shah said, ‘More than 13,000 citizens have reached India and flights are coming continuously. This process has had a positive impact on the elections and also on the people. He said that the government has started ‘Operation Ganga’ to evacuate Indians from Ukraine. The Union minister said the government sent Russian-speaking teams to four countries around Ukraine and also set up a control room. “As of March 4, we were able to evacuate 16,000 civilians from Ukraine,” he said. Meanwhile, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia informed that a total of 6,222 Indian nationals have been evacuated from Romania and Moldova in the last seven days under Operation Ganga.The Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday advised Indian students stranded in Sumi, Ukraine to stay inside. Granted, while assuring a safe corridor for the students, said that talks are on with both the Russian and Ukrainian governments.

[Attribution to NBT]

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