Millennium Post (Kolkata)

PM Modi inaugurati­ng incomplete projects for votes, says Congress


JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on Monday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inaugurati­ng incomplete projects in the runup to the general elections while aiming for votes. JKPCC president Vikar Rasool Wani said Prime Minister Modi inaugurate­d incomplete projects on the railway line from Katra to Banihal and the AIIMS, which are still incomplete, with the out patient department not even started yet.

“The prime minister has been inaugurati­ng incomplete projects in the run up to the general elections eyeing on votes, while Dr Manmohan Singh ji had not inaugurate­d the Udhampur-Katra railway line despite complete, without final technical clearance of the same,” he said addressing a public meeting in Udhampur district.

Wani said that the work on the Banihal to Baramulla stretch was also completed and the train started by Dr Singh's government, while the work on the Katra-Banihal link, including the highest bridge, was still incomplete except for a small portion of Sangaldan to Banihal.

He accused the BJP of prematurel­y inaugurati­ng projects for the elections to mislead the people outside Jammu and Kashmir through media publicity. Regarding the AIIMS project, Wani said that it was incomplete and even the OPD could not be started fifteen days after inaugurati­on which was promised to be operationa­l by March 1. He mentioned the two-monthlong agitation by the people of Jammu region for the AIIMS project, emphasizin­g that it was not a gift from the BJP. Escalating his attack on Modi, the Congress leader said it was the first time that a prime minister was inaugurati­ng incomplete projects for the elections and misleading the people of the country on the issue of developmen­t in Jammu and Kashmir.

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