Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday hit again on the Congress for attacking the federal government over its Central Vista redevelopment venture, saying the social gathering’s discourse is “weird” as its leaders themselves had supported the concept when the UPA was in energy.
The accusation comes hours after Congress chief Rahul Gandhi criticised the Narendra Modi authorities for executing the venture, terming it a “legal wastage”, whereas asking the dispensation to concentrate on folks’s lives throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Congress’s discourse on Central Vista is weird. Price of Central Vista is about ₹20,000 crore, over a number of years. GoI has allotted practically twice that quantity for vaccination! India’s healthcare funds for simply this 12 months was over ₹Three lakh crore. We all know our priorities,” Puri tweeted.
In a sequence of tweets, the Union housing and concrete affairs minister, whose ministry is executing the federal government’s bold venture, mentioned the Central Vista just isn’t a brand new venture and alleged that throughout the UPA authorities, Congress leaders had written in regards to the want for a brand new parliament.
“Congress would not cease at hypocrisy. Have a look at their shameful double face. Throughout UPA, Congress leaders wrote in regards to the want for a brand new parliament.
The Speaker in 2012 wrote a letter to City Growth Ministry for a similar. And now they’ve the gall to oppose the identical venture?,” he mentioned.
“They need to distract folks from monumental governance failures of their states by spreading lies. In order that they bask in low cost politics regardless of figuring out this venture creates direct & oblique employment for hundreds of expert, semi-skilled & unskilled staff in these occasions,” he alleged in one other tweet.
Puri additionally accused the Congress and its allies of splurging on reconstructing an MLA hostel in Maharashtra and constructing a brand new Legislative Meeting constructing in Chhattisgarh, including that “If that is positive, what’s the downside with Central Vista?”
Earlier within the day, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi alleged in a tweet: “Central Vista is legal wastage. Put folks’s lives on the centre- not your blind conceitedness to get a brand new home!”
Puri mentioned there are tons of of tasks being executed by varied departments and added that governance has not come to a standstill, in contrast to the Congress’s occasions of coverage paralysis.
“…Central Vista is simply one other ongoing venture. It is solely the Congress that is obsessed about it, no one else.” Puri mentioned.
In addition to the brand new Parliament constructing, the redevelopment of the Central Vista — the nation’s energy hall — envisages a typical central secretariat, revamping of the Three-km Rajpath from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, new Prime Minister’s Residence and Prime Minister’s Workplace, and a brand new Vice-President Enclave.
In one other tweet, Puri mentioned solely tasks for brand spanking new Parliament constructing and rejuvenation of Central Vista Avenue have been awarded at an estimated value of Rs 862 crore and Rs 477 crore respectively until now.
He additionally mentioned there are various parts in Central Vista venture that are unfold over a number of years. The work on the brand new Parliament constructing and revamping the Rajpath has began. The federal government has set a goal of holding the 2022 Republic Day parade on “modernised” Rajpath.
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