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Electrified all villages, claims Modi; Rahul says yet another lie: Updates

PM Modi recently announced village electrification in India was completed. When Modi govt took office in 2014, it identified 18,452 villages to electrify under Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana

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Does everyone in India now have access to electricity, finally? Going by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent announcement that all villages in the country have been connected with electricity, one might be inclined to believe so. Modi's tweet announcing the achievement came after a Manipur village on Saturday evening became the last of the country's 18,452 villages without electricity at the 'time Modi took office in May 2014 to be connected to the national power grid. However, 30.6 million rural households in the country are yet to receive a power connection. 

Countering Modi's claim, the Congress on Sunday said the

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First Published: Apr 30 2018 | 11:01 PM IST

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