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Vibrant Gujarat Summit a platform for BJP’s corruption: Congress

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New Delhi, Jan 10, 2017: The Congress on Wednesday called the Vibrant Gujarat Summit “a platform for BJP’s corruption”

“Vibrant Gujarat is nothing but a platform for BJP’s corruption and companies have used Vibrant Gujarat as a platform to inflate their share value and attract financial institutions for more funding,” Congress spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil told reporters.

“Also, there have been cases of land grabbing through such project announcements,” he added.

The 8th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, a brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi when Gujarat Chief Minister is being held in Gandhinagar January 10 to 13 with the central focus on “Sustainable Economic and Social Development”.

“The nation is stuck in an economic crisis and has become more acute since the Prime Minister announced demonetisation. On one hand, the nation is still struggling to come to terms in the aftermath of demonitisation and on the other hand BJP government in Gujarat is busy celebrating so called festivals like Vibrant Gujarat summit, spending not lakhs but crores, collected from people,” said Gohil.

“Modi ji who initiated this summit as the Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2003, launched the 2015 edition as the Prime Minister of India. This is for the second time that he is inaugurating Vibrant Gujarat as Prime Minister. This clearly shows that despite moving to the centre as the PM he continues to call the shots in Gujarat and this summit by all means is Modi’s affair,” he added.

Making public the official documents he claimed to have received under the RTI, Gohil said: “To give this land on lease, the government should have fixed a rent of Rs 21.67 crore on the basis of 15 per cent of the market price. This is clear from the notes of the finance and revenue departments. But going against the recommendations of its own departments, the government… gave the land on a lease of 35 years on a rent of Rs 4.02 lakh instead of Rs 21.67 crore.”

Calling Modi a “magician of corruption”, Gohil said “even after gobbling up lakhs of crores, he can boast of zero tolerance on corruption”.

While releasing details of power projects that hadn’t taken off after the MoUs were signed, Gohil said: “In the power sector alone, the Modi government claimed to have attracted investments worth Rs 2,11,895 crore that would generate employment for over 58,000 people. This was announced by the government at the 2009 Vibrant Gujarat summit. However, none of these 31 MoUs have yielded anything.”

Gohil also said Gujarat government’s claim of investment through Vibrant Summit is Rs.84.55 lakh crore agreements signed from 2003 to 2015, but the “real” and “authentic” data of Industries Commissioner Gujarat says industrial approvals in the state from 1983 to 2016 is only of 9.5 lakh crore.

“State’s BJP government makes high claims on the economic growth of the state through investment made in the Vibrant Summit MOUs but as per the official records published in the budget the state has witnessed lowest Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) rate in the last ten years according to the statement under Financial Responsibility Act(FRA) published with the last budget.”

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Manish Sisodia, Satyendra Jain discharged from LNJP hospital

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New Delhi, June 19: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and  Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Tuesday discharged from the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital. 

Sisodia was admitted yesterday after his ketone level reached 7.4.

Sisodia announced his recovery on Twitter before getting discharged.

“With doctor’s care and your blessings, I am recovering fast,” he tweeted.

“Yesterday (Monday), my ketone level was 7.4 and BP reached 184/100, which was leading to renal failure. But now everything is under control. If doctors allow I’ll try to be back to work today only,” the Minister said.

He was on an indefinite hunger strike for the past 7 days at LG’s residence against the alleged strike by the IAS officers of Delhi government.

Late on Sunday night, Jain, who was also on an indefinite hunger since June 12, was shifted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital due to deteriorating health.

Kejriwal along with his cabinet colleague have been camping in the Raj Niwas, since June 11 protesting against IAS officers on de facto strike and seeking approval to the Delhi government’s proposal to supply ration to the poor at their houses.

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PM Modi turns blind eye to anarchy in Delhi: Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi, June 18: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the BJP for their protests leading to a stalemate in the national capital, while accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ignoring the crisis.

Gandhi tweeted “Delhi CM, sitting in Dharna at LG office. BJP sitting in Dharna at CM residence. Delhi bureaucrats addressing press conferences. PM turns a blind eye to the anarchy; rather nudges chaos and disorder”.

“People of Delhi are the victims, as this drama plays out,” he added.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday continued his sit-in protest at the Lt. Governor’s residence for straight eight days in a row, urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “give a nod” to the IAS officers to end their strike.

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday also continued its counter-protest against Kejriwal’s stir.

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Manish Sisodia hospitalised

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New Delhi, June 18: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was on hunger strike since June 13, was admitted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital in the national capital on Monday following a failing health, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

“Sisodia being shifted to hospital,” Kejriwal tweeted.

According to the reports, Sisodia’s ketone level reached 7.4, following which the decision was taken to move him to a hospital.

Late on Sunday night, Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who was also on an indefinite hunger since June 12, was also shifted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital due to deteriorating health.

In another tweet on Monday, Kejriwal said that Jain “is doing well”.

Jain and Sisodia were camping in the Raj Niwas along with

Kejriwal along with his cabinet colleague have been camping in the Raj Niwas, since June 11 protesting against IAS officers on de facto strike and seeking approval to the Delhi government’s proposal to supply ration to the poor at their houses.

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