New Delhi, Jan 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the commencement of the work of an oil refinery in Rajasthan’s Barmer.
The project is a Joint Venture of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. and Rajasthan government of worth more than Rs 43,000 crore.
However, the foundation stone for the refinery was laid by then Congress President Sonia Gandhi on September 22, 2013.
While addressing gathering after the launch, Modi said “I am happy that I have been chosen to inaugurate this great project which will bring happiness and prosperity to the lives of many”.
“A few days back India marked Makar Sankranti with great fervour. This festive season is the harbinger of prosperity. Immediately after the festivities, I am delighted to be in Rajasthan that too for a project that will bring happiness and prosperity in the lives of many”, he added.
The Prime Minister said “As soon as Israel PM landed in India, both of us went to teen murti chowk first, its build in memory of Major Dalpat Shekhawat, we commemorated Rajasthan’s history of valour.
In his address Modi hailed Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje stating ” 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”.
“When we assumed office, one of the first things we did was to see what work has been done on promises in the Railway Budget. Just for a few claps in Parliament, some people made promises they could never keep. We were determined to end that culture of misleading”, he further asserted.