File photograph of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. (Image : PTI)
Government sources had mentioned that the method for procuring two VVIP plane had begun below the UPA authorities, and the present dispensation has solely introduced it to a logical conclusion.
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Congress chief Rahul Gandhi once more attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday over the acquisition of VVIP plane and puzzled what number of issues may have been purchased for the troopers stationed in Siachen-Ladakh border within the quantity spent. During his marketing campaign in Punjab towards the farm reform legal guidelines, the Congress chief on Tuesday had accused the prime minister of “wasting” hundreds of crores of rupees on the plane.
Tagging a media report which claimed that the Public Accounts Committee has requested for permission from the Lok Sabha Speaker to go to Ladakh over delay in procuring clothes and tools for jawans stationed on the Siachen, Ladakh border, Gandhi renewed his assault on the prime minister over the plane acquisition. “PM bought a plane worth Rs 8,400 crore for himself. In this amount, how many things could be purchased for our soldiers posted on the Siachen-Ladakh border. Warm clothes: 30,00,000. Jacket, gloves: 60,00,000. Shoes: 67,20,000 Oxygen cylinder: 16,80,000,” he mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.
Gandhi alleged that the PM is “only concerned about his image and not soldiers”. When he was requested in regards to the BJP’s criticism of him for utilizing a cushion to take a seat in a tractor, Gandhi had mentioned in Punjab that the prime minister’s ‘Air India One’ didn’t simply have a cushion however a complete lot of luxurious beds for his consolation.
Government sources had mentioned that the method for procuring two VVIP plane had begun below the UPA authorities, and the present dispensation has solely introduced it to a logical conclusion. They famous that the train had begun in 2011 and an Inter-Ministerial Group submitted its suggestions in 2012 after assembly for 10 instances.
Taking a swipe at Gandhi, they’d mentioned like most different initiatives of the Congress-led UPA authorities, he maybe desires to “disown” this procurement too.