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Vijay Rupani accuses Manmohan Singh of lying on Narmada issue

Gujarat CM said he himself as RS member met Manmohan Singh twice in a delegation of Parliamentarians from the state.

IANS  |  Gandhinagar 

Vijay Rupani
Vijay Rupani

Chief Minister on Wednesday accused of lying to the people of on the issue of Narmada.

"It is with deep sadness I am saying this that such a senior person is lying to people of on the In his address in Ahmedabad, he said that Narendra never met him on the issue when he was the Chief Minister. It is untrue. Modiji had written to him on the issue and met up with Manmohanji in Ahmedabad too on the issue," he told the media here.

Rupani also distributed copies of correspondence between the then Chief Minister and Manmohan Singh, adding wrote to the Prime Minister on January 17, May 17 and June 21, 2011 as well as on August 3, 2013 and September 7, 2013 as well as raising the issue during Manmohan Singh's visit to Ahmedabad on March 26, 2011 and again had discussed it in a meeting on February 2, 2013, on important issues related to the state, including raising the height of the dam.

Claiming that the previous Congress governments at the centre always were anti-and never approved the project in the name of environment, he said he himself as Rajya Sabha member (2006-12), met twice in a delegation of Parliamentarians from the state led by veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani.

Asking how could maintain that the meetings had not happened, Rupani said: "The people of would never tolerate such lies and would take revenge for anti-sentiments of Congress." He also demanded clarification from Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi as well as on the issue.

First Published: Wed, November 08 2017. 23:32 IST
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