Tourism minister K.J. Alphons spoke on a range of issues, from the safety of women tourists in India to the CBI raids in West Bengal, at ThePrint’s ‘Off the Cuff’ event in New Delhi. Alphons was in conversation with ThePrint editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta and political editor D.K. Singh.
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From left: Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief, ThePrint; D.K. Singh, Editor (Politics), ThePrint; K.J. Alphons, minister of state for tourism (independent charge)
2Off The Cuff with K.J. Alphons
From left: K.J. Alphons; Ragini Chopra, VP – corporate affairs & PR, Jet Airways
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From left: Shekhar Gupta and Abhishek Mishra, youth wing BJP
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Rajan Sehgal, co-founder of Passionals, asks a question.
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“Demolishing a building of HKL Bhagat wasn’t a miracle. You just need to find the load bearing pillars. You knock them down, and it’s such a beautiful feeling,” said Alphons.
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Shivam, a civil services aspirant from Assam, had a question for the minister on tourism in the northeastern states.
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Alphons insisted that India is safe for women to travel. “I met these college girls. They told me that they travel around in groups,” Alphons said. “I said why, you should travel alone. Have the courage.”
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Ruhi Tewari, associate editor, ThePrint, questioned the minister on Modi government’s stance on consumption of beef.
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From left: Shantanu Grover, associate VP, IIFL Wealth Management thanked Alphons.
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K.J. Alphons with ThePrint team
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From left: Rajan Sehgal; Geeta Rajan; K.J. Alphons; K.V. Rajan, retired diplomat; Ratan Kaul, journalist
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