Prime News, National (New Delhi), May 8:- Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday hit back at the Congress for attacking the government over its Central Vista redevelopment project, saying the party’s discourse is “bizarre” as its leaders themselves had supported the idea when the UPA was in power.
The accusation comes hours after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi criticised the Narendra Modi government for executing the project, terming it a “criminal wastage” while asking the dispensation to focus on people’s lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Congress’ discourse on Central Vista is bizarre. The cost of Central Vista is about Rs 20,000 crore, over several years. GoI has allocated nearly twice that amount for vaccination! India’s healthcare budget for just this year was over Rs 3 lakh crore. We know our priorities,” Puri tweeted.
In a series of tweets, the Union housing and urban affairs minister, whose ministry is executing the government’s ambitious project, said the Central Vista is not a new project and alleged that during the UPA government, Congress leaders had written about the need for a new parliament.
“Congress doesn’t stop at hypocrisy. Look at their shameful double face. During UPA, Congress leaders wrote about the need for a new parliament. The Speaker in 2012 wrote a letter to Urban Development Ministry for the same. And now they have the gall to oppose the same project?” he said. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).