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Salt mines being closed for Modi's rally in Barmer: Ali Anwar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Former today accused the in of closing down several salt mines in Barmer to prepare the ground to host Modi's proposed rally on January 16.

He also presented some "affected" villagers before reporters and claimed that over 200 salt mines would be closed to make way for a refinery, the foundation stone of which would be laid by Modi on that day.

The former JD(U) claimed that then had laid the foundation stone for the same project four years back and added that Modi was doing it again on account of the upcoming bypolls to two seats in the state.

"Hundreds of villagers will lose their livelihood if these mines are closed. The must rehabilitate them. Better still, these mines should not be closed down," he said.

Bypolls are scheduled to be held to the Alwar and seats of on January 29. The will be declared on February 1.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 22:00 IST