Center 'scaled down' Sonipat rail coach unit project: Congress's Hooda
Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda today alleged that the NDA government has "scaled down" a rail coach manufacturing unit approved by the UPA dispensation in Haryana's Sonipat district to a refurbishing and rehabilitation factory. He said PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Rs. 500cr factory in Sonipat on Tuesday but the UPA government in 2013 had approved a "full-fledged" coach manufacturing unit costing Rs. 3,500cr.
Hooda shows extreme disappointment over Center's move
Modi inaugurated the factory during his visit to Sampla (Rohtak district). "I raise strong objection to what Modi government has done," Hooda said. Hooda said now "no manufacturing will take place" at the unit and it'll be reduced to a repair factory. "The Center isn't giving much to Haryana, but what has been approved even that's being taken back," Hooda, the Rohtak MP, alleged.
Hooda explains why he opted out of Modi's function
Hooda said he had attended the unveiling of a 64-foot-tall statue of peasant-leader, Sir Chhotu Ram, in Sampla on Tuesday by Modi, but opted out of PM's another function because "no provision was made for my speech despite I being an MP from the area."