NEW DELHI: Two days after BJP chief JP Nadda wrote a stinging letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi citing social gathering MP Rahul Gandhi’s “duplicity” in criticising the Modi authorities’s Rs 20,000 crore Central Vista projection regardless of the raging coronavirus pandemic, however carrying on with the development of a brand new meeting constructing in Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh, the Bhupesh Baghel-led Congress authorities introduced an entire halt to all building actions associated to the brand new legislature within the state.
In an try seen because the Congress-ruled state daring the Union authorities to observe swimsuit, the Chhatisgarh authorities stated in assertion launched on Thursday afternoon that in view of the circumstances arising within the state attributable to coronavirus an infection, the Chhattisgarh authorities has halted building works of all main initiatives with quick impact and likewise determined to take much more stringent measures for austerity.
“In this regard, extending the measures already being taken, the development work of recent Raj Bhavan, Assembly House, CM House, Ministers and Senior Officers, New Circuit House underneath building in Nava Raipur has now been stopped with quick impact. Bhoomi Pujan of those works was performed on 25 November 2019.
The state authorities has instructed all departments on April 26 that just like the earlier yr austerity must be exercised within the monetary yr 2021-22,” a authorities assertion stated.
The Modi authorities has confronted sharp criticism from opposition events and civil society teams for deeming the development of the Central Vista challenge as “essential”, persevering with with its building, and flattening iconic buildings in Delhi’s Lutyens zone, as a substitute of redirecting the funds allotted to the challenge for ramping up the nation’s well being infrastructure to assist combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Chhattisgarh CM Baghel’s choice to right away halt building of the state legislature, in addition to all main building works in Nava Raipur, now places the ball again within the Modi authorities’s court docket, to halt the Central Vista challenge.
The Chief Engineer of Public Works division, the federal government stated, issued orders to the involved contractors to cease the development work of recent Raj Bhavan, new CM House, Ministers and senior officers, new circuit home underneath building in Nava Raipur with quick impact.
In addition, beforehand issued tenders for building work of Rs 245.16 crore and 118 crore for the development of recent meeting constructing in Sector-19 have been canceled with quick impact.