Rahul Gandhi assaults PM Modi over VVIP plane acquisition : The Tribune India

2020/10 08 14:10

New Delhi, October eight

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi once more attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday over the acquisition of VVIP plane and questioned what number of issues may have been purchased for the troopers stationed in Siachen-Ladakh border within the quantity spent.

Throughout his marketing campaign in Punjab towards the farm reform legal guidelines, the Congress chief on Tuesday had accused the prime minister of “losing” 1000’s 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 purchased a aircraft price Rs eight,400 crore for himself. On this quantity, what number of issues could possibly be bought for our troopers posted on the Siachen-Ladakh border. Heat garments: 30,00,000. Jacket, gloves: 60,00,000. Footwear: 67,20,000 Oxygen cylinder: 16,80,000,” he mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.

Gandhi alleged that the PM is “solely involved about his picture and never troopers”.

When he was requested concerning 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 an entire lot of luxurious beds for his consolation.

Authorities sources had mentioned that the method for procuring two VVIP plane had begun beneath 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. PTI


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