If seaplane is not development then what else is: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Commenting obliquely on Rahul’s visits to temples, the minister said that Modi did not reach this position by going to temples, but working hard. “You visit Varanasi and Mathura temples, but not Ayodhya. Clear your stand on Ram temple,” Prasad said.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: December 13, 2017 2:16 am
If seaplane is not development then what else is, asks Ravi Shankar Prasad Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. (Express Photo: Anil Sharma)

Asking Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi to “stop spreading lies about the state’s development”, Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday asked, “Is it not the development of Gujarat, that a seaplane takes off from Sabarmati riverfront?”

“If this is not development, then what else is,” he asked during a press meet here on Tuesday.

On any breach of rules regarding the use of seaplane by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he, however, said that all due formalities and procedures were completed.

Alleging that Rahul had spoken lies all along during his campaign trail, he presented a comparative data of the state departments like irrigation, mines and education, besides the GDP for 1995-96 and 2015-16 and 2016-17 on Tuesday to show a “vast gap between the Congress and BJP rules”. “

The Congress had looted the country in the last ten years (of its UPA rule),” Prasad said.

However, congratulating Rahul on being selected as the Congress president, Prasad said that he should now behave more responsibly. “The post has come to Rahul not on the basis of his ability, but because of his family,” he said.

Commenting obliquely on Rahul’s visits to temples, the minister said that Modi did not reach this position by going to temples, but working hard. “You visit Varanasi and Mathura temples, but not Ayodhya. Clear your stand on Ram temple,” Prasad said.

Attacking Rahul, he alleged the Congress leader was being given chits to reply to question in the press conference on Tuesday. “At one point, when he was asked how would Congress (if it came to power) fulfil Patidars’ reservation demand, he just passed the query to his state leaders instead of replying,” Prasad alleged.

He added the Congress was misleading the Patidars “because reservation could not be given beyond 50 per cent cap”.

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  1. Zayn Zui
    Dec 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm
    Moochiji reached this position by cleverly fooling Gujaratis by playing with their religious sentiments and fooling Indians with lying about Gujarat Progress. Mentally Illiterate people fall for His trap, Moochiji destroyed all His party senior leadership as CM, same thing He did it at Centre.Cleverly Moochiji started insulting opposition leaders to cut short them. Capitalist sponsored M00chiji disguised Himself as Saint of Poor.To save banks from bankruptcy, He stocked our money for three months by demonetization.Raised charges of banks and services.Who will pay poor Citizens money looted by Industrialists as bad loans? Government will recapitalised them from tax payers money.
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      blex
      Dec 13, 2017 at 10:20 am
      the ruling party has no proper stand at all!! since when did having a seaplane become a sign of development? what about the poor, unemployed, education for all, good healthcare? without these everything else is waste of money and who are accessing such so called development? seems like politicians with common sense is the need of the hour..
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      1. Madan Gupta
        Dec 13, 2017 at 9:07 am
        Cheap atta dal for poor and more trains for poor.
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        1. Sankaran Krishnan
          Dec 13, 2017 at 8:17 am
          If anything introduced by the Congress Party during their rule say - Sea Plane or Bullet Trains then it is development whereas if done by other Parties it is NOT development it is helping the Corporate's of Adani, Ambani, Tatas etc., and for the rich only as if the congress party leaders are all beggars and in reality it is they who had looted and had Foreign Country accounts and assets across various Countries !!! What a SHAME ???
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            blex
            Dec 13, 2017 at 10:28 am
            the present p ers and b ers who knows exceeds all... 5 years is a long time.. all ministers making excess of money and not one not working for nation but for self!! well sir you have uttered truth.. adanis ambanis and all did prosper more!! kindly deny it with facts and statistics!! loot is loot if done by congress or be it BJP but then seems people are brainwashed with all wrong facts!! why doesnt BJP make a stand on safety for women and children!! People voted BJP thinking life will even better with promises such as ACChe Din!! but then acche din is only for those in party n not for aam janta!!
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