In a fresh attack on the NDA-led government and its grand plans, former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram today yet again slammed the Modi government over its ambitious bullet train project.
In a series of tweets, ex-finance minister highlighted the futility of the project.
His tweets come a day after the Elphinstone Road Railway station foot overbridge stampede claimed 23 lives.
Chidambaram said that bullet train will be like demonetisation and that it would kill everything else including safety.
In an apparent jibe, he said that the railways should rather spend on safety, better infrastructure and not on bullet trains.
"Bullet train is not for ordinary people. It is an ego trip for the high and mighty," tweeted Chidambaram.
On Friday following the stampede tragedy, Chidambaram tweeted saying that it was time for mourning, but beyond mourning lies the story of inverted priorities.
The senior Congress leader also said that the railways minister should take pledge that Rs 1 lakh crore will be invested for rail safety, track upgrading, signaling and not for bullet trains.