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Keshubhai lashes out at Modi for ''spreading lies''

Posted on Nov 05, 07:52PM | UNI

Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) President Keshubhai Patel today said Chief Minister Narendra Modi was spreading lies about the state's development.

Addressing a news conference here, the GPP President said Mr Modi's government even after 11 years could not solve the water problems of the Saurashtra region and promised that if his party was voted to power, it will revive the Kalpsar Scheme, through which water would be provided to the region.

He also expressed concern about the rising cases of farmers' suicide in the region and said his government would provide electricity free of cost to the 47 lakh farmers of Gujarat and also for villagers.

If his party was voted to power, the government would construct the 'pucca houses in place of slums (zupadpaties)', he claimed.

The GPP President claimed that during his tenure farmers were getting 1569.50 crore unit of electricity while in Modi regime, they were getting 1329.3 crore unit of electricity.

GPP would provide all facilities to the small and medium industrialists and that would be helpful for the state's development, he said.

If the GPP came to power, they would cut the 30 per cent vat on petroleum products and try to contain the price rise.

Law and order situation in the Modi regime has deteriorated, he claimed.

In reply to a question, he invited qualified people from the mainstream with no criminal background to join the party to fight elections.

The selection would be based on detailed background checks, knowledge on local or state issues and their work.

He said GPP would contest all 182 seats and the process of the selection of the candidates is on.

He would contest elections from Visavadar constituency.