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Rajasthan CM Raje meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi

Senior Congress leader and former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot held a press conference in Jaipur and accused the government of stealing the credit of Pachpadra refinery.

January 6, 2018, 4:53 pm

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Jaipur: Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi and discussed important issues concerning the state. She also invited him to lay the foundation stone for Barmer oil refinery. Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the ceremony on January 16. Raje presented the Prime Minister with a miniature Pichhwai painting, an exquisite art form native to Nathdwara in Rajasthan, depicting the tale of Lord Srinath. Earlier senior Congress leader and former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot held a press conference in Jaipur and accused the government of stealing the credit of Pachpadra refinery. He said it was unfortunate that Prime Minister Modi was being invited to lay the foundation stone for the refinery. “It has already been done by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi four years ago. They are starting a wrong tradition to seek an advantage during the elections,” said Gehlot. He wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inform him that the foundation stone for the refinery had been laid on December 22, 2013. “It would have been better had the Prime Minister visited the state to inaugurate the refinery. The BJP government in Rajasthan has wasted four years and now they are laying the foundation stone to get undue electoral advantage,” said Gehlot. Replying to these allegations, BJP president Ashok Parnami told the media persons that Congress was trying to come to power with appeasement politics.

First published: January 6, 2018