Congress on Tuesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi who inaugurated project commencement of Rajasthan’s first oil refinery at Pachpadra in Barmer, five years after Sonia Gandhi laid its foundation stone in 2013.
Taking pot shots at Modi’s refinery commencement launch, Congress tweeted, “Modi government is about to complete 4 years in power, but still it has to inaugurate works done by Congress party to get clicked.”
It was noted that in 2013, then Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with then Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot had led the foundation stone of the Barmer oil refinery.
However, a few months later, the BJP led by Vasundhara Raje succeeded the Ashok Gehlot led Congress government in Rajasthan and the work of Pachpadra oil refinery went into cold storage.
The BJP alleged that Gehlot government fooled people of Rajasthan by announcing a refinery on paper without any statutory clearances while no work was done on the ground.
“In 2013 Congress mocked the aspirations & emotions of the youth of Rajasthan by announcing a Refinery only on Paper without any statutory clearances,” Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.
Congress party hitting back at the BJP accused Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje of misleading people of Rajasthan and demanded an apology for stalling Congress’s project.
Former CM Ashok Gehlot said, “CM kept trying to mislead ppl of the state by repeatedly questioning state's share 26% in this project wd claims that when 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?”
“State's public & youth were not deceived by us but by the BJP govt that stalled all of Congress' important projects, including the #Refinery, The CM should tender an apology to the public for this,” Gehlot said.
PM Modi while launching the work commencement of the oil refinery attacked Congress and said the party is a “twin brother of drought” and it brings drought, where ever it goes.”
He said, “I am elated to be in Rajasthan that too for a project that will bring happiness and prosperity to the lives of many.