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Cong cause of 'all problems' country facing today: Pradhan

Press Trust of India  |  Amethi (UP) 

Union Petroleum Minister Pradhan today alleged that was the cause of "all the problems" the country is facing presently, and the party was in "scams all over instead of development".

He was speaking after inaugurating Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT) in Bahadurpur (Jais) here, the parliamentary constituency of vice president Rahul Gandhi.

The foundation stone of the institute, built at the cost of Rs 538 crore, was laid by Rahul in 2008.

Attacking the vice president, Pradhan said he wrote a letter to the local MP inviting him for the function but he "refused" to accept it.

In a letter to the Petroleum Minister, Rahul had yesterday said he could have attended the inaugural function had he been "invited well in advance". Pradhan had written to him on October 17, inviting him for the event.

The Congress vice president said that he was happy that "this historical effort of ours is moving forward".

He had reminded Pradhan that it was the then UPA government which had enacted the Institute of Petroleum Technology Act, 2007, to make the RGIPT an institute of national importance in the field of petroleum technology and allied energy sectors with significant budgetary support.

Union Prakash Javadekar, who was also present in the function, said classes of skill development will also be run from the campus and students of Amethi will get exemption in tuition fees

Union Smriti Irani was also present on the ocasion.

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First Published: Sat, October 22 2016. 18:28 IST