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BJP says nation benefited from land given to Adani group


meenakshi Lekhi

Ahmedabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party today said the nation has benefited from the land given to Adani Group at Mundra. The nation has benefited as Adanis have constructed one of the country’s largest ports, which has helped boost the economy by contributing export-import led revenue, BJP Spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said.

“Marshy land, where only sea salt deposits are found was given to Adani group, land which was of no use was given to Adani group to construct port,” she said at a press conference on the last day of campaigning in Gujarat.

The Congress party had alleged that BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was promoting crony capitalism by giving land to business houses at throwaway prices.

Taking a jibe at Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, Lekhi said in Vadra land scam, only one person had benefited as no big infrastructure projects of public utility have come up on that land.

“Congress is shaken after BJP came out with material on Sunday detailing the land scam done by Vadra and so they are making such statements to divert the attention of nation and voters,” she said referring to Vadra’s wife and Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi’s comment that the nation needs a leader with big heart not one with a 56-inch chest.

Lekhi also alleged that Congress is resorting to dirty tactics as it is losing the elections. The Congress party today released photographs of Modi with alleged hawala operator Afroz Fatta, who was raided by the Enforcement Directorate in March.

“Congress has lost and so is resorting to such tactics… people living public life are surrounded by unknown faces who walk besides us and get themselves clicked with us,” Lekhi said.