Arvind Kejriwal flays Narendra Modi, says 'vikas purush' gave away crores to favoured industrialists
Questioning Modi's credentials as 'vikas purush' and claims about his honesty, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener Kejriwal and his associate Prashant Bhushan levelled a series of charges against Modi targeting him for allegedly allowing Adanis to "walk away" with coal blocks without supplying power at cheaper rates as per agreements.
At a press conference here, they accused Modi of allocating prime land in Gandhi Nagar for MPs and MLAs who in turn sold it at higher prices and land allocation to Adanis at "throwaway" prices while asking eight times the market price when Air Force approached his government for land.
Rejecting the allegations, Adani Group spokesperson said they deny "all allegations/statements made by Arvind Kejriwal of AAP" against them.
On the gas field allocation, Kejriwal said Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) was allocated gas fields worth around Rs one lakh crore in KG Basin and Modi allegedly gave 10 per cent each of the fields to a Canadian and an Indian company "completely free of cost" with any bidding.
The Canadian company was set up by a Canadian with just USD 64 (Rs 3,200) and within six days of forming the company, Modi gave him 10 per cent stake saying they will provide technical expertise. So, from Rs 3200 worth company, it became