RaGa mocks Modi's gutter-gas theory: Details here
With barbs being traded almost every day this election season, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday made fun of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's gutter gas theory which got him trolled last year. Addressing the Yuva Kranti Yatra in Delhi, RaGa said PM Modi should keep a metal utensil on a gutter to see if he can generate gas or not. Here's what he said.
Backstory: What PM Modi had said
On August 10, 2018, PM Modi spoke at a function to mark the World Biofuel Day. "A man took a small utensil, inverted it, made a hole in it and put a pipe through that. Gas used to emanate from the gutter and using that pipeline, he used the gas for his tea stall," he had said.
RaGa says PM Modi speaks about strange things
Following his statement, Twitter users rushed to joke about it. Soon memes on PM Modi ruled the internet and the term 'Mitrogen' was devised. And RaGa has clearly not forgotten about it. He said PM Modi goes somewhere and says he has learned something new. He speaks about gas coming out from a gutter. Why don't you try it yourself, RaGa asked PM Modi.
Gandhi's words made the crowd laugh
Meet the man who actually made gas from gutter
As it turns out, critics of PM Modi were too quick to slam him without checking facts. After the entire statement was blown out of proportion, it was learned that a man indeed made gas from a gutter. Mechanical contractor Shyam Rao Shirke patented the production of bio-CNG from sewage sludge. Shrike had revealed his paper was sent to concerned authorities, but nothing happened.
Here's how Shirke generated gas from dirty water
Explaining the process, Shirke said he collected water from drains. "I made a mini 'collector' to collect water bubbles, used a drum to make a gas holder," he said. After the apparatus worked properly, he installed it in a nallah. "In three days enough gas was collected. It was installed in a house where food was prepared for 4-5 months," Shirke said. Some fact checks, Mr. Gandhi?Share this timeline