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Rahul Gandhi questions Gujarat govt’s power purchase decisions

In the 3rd question, Rahul Gandhi asked the PM to explain why 4 private firms were favored for purchasing power during 2002-16 in Gujarat.

In the battleground in Gujarat, Congress is not leaving any chance to attack the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has been the Chief Minister of Gujarat for 12 years and boasts about the ‘Gujarat Model.

As the date for the first phase of the elections is nearing the attacks are getting fierce day by day both by Congress and BJP. While BJP has recently taken up the religion of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi as the issue and using it against the opposition, Rahul has said that till the day of the polls, he will raise one question to the Prime Minister, every day, regarding the mis-governance in Gujarat.

During his two day tour to the poll-bound state, Rahul had raised two questions, one on each day. On the first day, Rahul had questioned Narendra Modi about his promise of providing 50 lakh new houses in Gujarat. On the second day, Rahul put up a question regarding the rising debt on Gujarat.

On the third day Rahul questioned the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain why four private firms were favoured for purchasing power during 2002-16 in his home state. He tweeted the third question asking Modi that why between 2002-16, the pockets of four private companies were filled by purchasing electricity worth ₹62,549 Cr.

Providing data he asked that the power of the government power plants was decreased by 62%, and why did the Gujarat government buy electricity from the private firms at the cost of Rs 24/unit, while the price was Rs 3/unit.

Rahul Gandhi while addressing the rallies in Gujarat had announced that he will be putting up one question every day, demanding answers for 22 years of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) rule in the state and the promises made to the people.

Regarding the announcement of Rahul Gandhi, Congress spokesperson Deependra Singh Hooda had said that “We expect the Prime Minister and BJP to find the time and answer the questions asked to them by Rahul Gandhi. The BJP is working for the super rich and middlemen. The party’s (BJP) economic policy was at the cost of the poor.”

The election campaigning is intensifying day by day and the Gujarat assembly elections have become the most important elections after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The results of these polls will also be deciding the fate of the BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and will indicate the mood of the people regarding BJP and the Narendra Modi.

The elections will be held in two phases, the first will be held on 9 Dec, where, of the total 182 seats, 84 will go to polls. The remaining 98 will face the voting on 14 Dec. The results of the Gujarat and the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections will be announced simultaneously on 18 Dec.

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