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Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan Assembly Rameshwari Dudi dubbed Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje as "MoU Expert" saying that she lags in following-up any project.
State oil firm HPCL and the Rajasthan government had yesterday inked a revised MoU of Rs 43,129 crore for an oil refinery in Barmer district which will produce BS-VI fuel.
He claimed that Raje had said she will not accept 26 per cent government shareholding in the refinery project, but has signed the MoU with HPCL on the same conditions.
"The state had 26 per cent shareholding in the Barmer refinery MoU executed by the Congress government in 2013 and the share remains the same in revised MoU signed yesterday.
"However, the Chief Minister in her statements had claimed that in any case 26 per cent government shareholding in refinery will not be accepted at any cost," Dudi said.
He raised suspicion that the revised MoU may not flop like MoUs worth Rs 3.21 lakh crore in 'Resurgent Rajasthan'.
Dudi said the Raje is an "MoU Expert" but she lags in following-up any project.
He challenged the chief minister for an open discussion on refinery project in the state Assembly session scheduled to begin on April 24.
"The refinery is an important project for the state. The chief minister should not present misleading facts. It should be debated in the House so that people know the truth," he said.
Dudi claimed that Raje's obstinacy in last four years have resulted into direct loss of Rs 80,000 crore.
"Had the project started after foundation laying ceremony, state could have earned Rs 20,000 crore revenue every year," the leader of opposition claimed.
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