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Congress brings drought where ever it goes, says Modi at Barmer refinery launch

The Barmer Refinery Which Was First Unveiled By Congress In 2013, Has Become The Latest Issue Of Confrontation Between BJP And The Grand Old Party With Both Alleging Each Other Of “deceiving' The Youth Of Rajasthan By Stalling The Project For Five Years.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 17 Jan 2018, 12:00:52 AM

New Delhi:

Five years after then Congress President Sonia Gandhi laid its foundation stone, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived in Rajasthan’s Barmer to launch 'work commencement' of the Pachpadra Oil refinery.

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will also be present during the 'work commencement' of the oil refinery.

The refinery has become the latest issue of confrontation between BJP and Congress with both parties alleging each other of “deceiving” the youth of Rajasthan by stalling the project for five years.

Former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot under whose tenure the foundation stone of the refinery was laid, hit back at the BJP and said Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje stalled the project for four years.

Gehlot tweeted, “CM kept trying to mislead ppl of state by repeatedly questioning state's share 26% in this project wd claims that wen land is ours, oil is ours & water is ours, then why only 26%? I ask her why state share in #Refinery has not been increased from 26% in new MOU?”

However, amid the allegations of delay, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the commencement of work for the Rajasthan Refinery at Pachpadra in Barmer.

Here are the live updates:

# The way in which Vasundhara Ji tackled drought crisis during both her terms and helped people is praiseworthy. It is in contrast to the opposition in the state, whose poor drought management in Rajasthan is widely known: PM Modi

# Congress and drought are twin brothers. Congress brings drought where ever it goes.

# Meanwhile, Congress has taken a dig at Modi for launching Rajasthan refinery.

# This is a time for 'Sankalp se Siddhi.' We must focus on our aims and work towards achieving them by 2022, when we mark 75 years of freedom: PM Modi

# I am elated to be in Rajasthan that too for a project that will bring happiness and prosperity to the lives of many: PM Modi at inauguration of project commencement of oil refinery in Barmer

# PM Narendra Modi in #Rajasthan's Barmer; at the inauguration of the project commencement of an oil refinery.

# Former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has launched a spree of attacks on BJP government and CM Vasundhara Raje on twitter.

# PM Narendra Modi arrives in #Rajasthan's Barmer; he will inaugurate the project commencement of oil refinery in Pachpadra today

# The Rajasthan refinery will be the first in the state, which is blessed with immense oil and gas reserves. This refinery will benefit Rajasthan, especially the industrious youth of the state: PM Modi twitted on Monday.

# PM Modi on Monday twitted: Looking forward to visiting Rajasthan tomorrow. Will attend a programme to mark the commencement of work for the Rajasthan Refinery at Pachpadra, in Barmer and will also address a public meeting. 

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First Published : 16 Jan 2018, 01:44:28 PM