Rahul Gandhi questions Gujarat govt’s power purchase decisions


New Delhi, Dec 1: In order to corner the ruling BJP in Gujarat, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain why four private firms were favoured for purchasing power during 2002-16 in his home state.
Rahul Gandhi today took to Twitter and sought to know from the Modi-led BJP dispensation at the Centre the morale behind preferring the private firms for purchasing power.
This was his third question to PM Modi.
The young Congress leader has decided to ask one question daily to the Prime Minister in the run-up to the assembly elections in Gujarat. He has been attacking the Prime Minister over his development claims in the poll-bound Gujarat.
This was announced recently by Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala who said that Rahul would ask a question to the Prime Minister every day.
“Rahul Gandhi is asking a question every day, why did misgovernance of 22 years create such a situation,” he had tweeted on Wednesday.
Rahul Gandhi had earlier asked the PM why should the people of Gujarat pay for the alleged misrule and financial mismanagement by the ruling BJP, citing a debt of Rs 37,000 crores one every Gujarati.
He said he would demand answers for 22 years of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) rule in the state and the promises made to the people.
“First question to the Prime Minister on the state of affairs in Gujarat — In 2012, promises were made to provide 50 lakh new houses but built 4.72 lakh in five years. Will the Prime Minister tell, whether it will take another 45 years to fulfill the promise?” Gandhi posted on Twitter.
Congress spokesperson Deepender Singh Hooda said he hoped Modi and the BJP would answer Gandhi’s queries on “22 years of misgovernance” in Gujarat.