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Guj Cong demands White Paper from Modi Govt on rehabilitation works

Written by: Staff

Ahmedabad, Apr 17 (UNI) The Gujarat Congress today seemed to be shocked and shaken by the political mileage derived by Chief Minister Narendra Modi from the Narmada issue.

The party said it would withdraw its unconditional support to him and demanded an issuance of White Paper on rehabilitation works from the BJP Government of Gujarat.

Accusing Mr Modi of being a publicity seeker politician, senior Congress leader of Gujarat and Union Textiles Minister Shankarsinh Vaghela demanded a 'White Paper' from the ruling BJP Government of Gujarat on the rehabilitation works it has done between year 2000-2006.

Talking to reporters here this evening, Mr Vaghela alleged that Mr Modi is misleading the people of Gujarat on the Supreme Court's verdict as its conditional judgement stating that within three-months rehabilitating of over 9,000 families, who are Project Affected People (PAP), has to be completed otherwise it may have stop the construction works at the Sardar Sarovar Project on Narmada river in Gujarat.

The Congress leader also pointed out that the real hero of the issue is Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who assured and stuck to his earlier stand that the construction works at the dam site would not stopped.

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