Ahmedabad: Inspired by the B S Yeddyurappa episode in Karnataka, the Congress unit of Gujarat is preparing a similar strategy to target Chief Minister Narendra Modi on grounds of corruption. Yeddyurappa was compelled to step down from the post of Chief Minister after a report by the Karnataka Lokayukta indicted him in a multi-crore illegal mining scam.

Keeping the fact in mind, the Congress unit of Gujarat has raised the demand for the appointment of Lokayukta in the state.

Attacking Modi, the State chief of the Congress Arjun Modhwadia said, “He is spending crores on boosting his own popularity whereas the rural population is still longing for water, electricity and employment.”

Modhwadia has alleged Rs 1 lakh crore irregularities in various government projects in the BJP tenure. According to him, financial mismanagement to the tune of Rs 500 crore has been reported in the Sujalam Sufalam project. He said that the Public Accounts Committee of the Legislative Assembly has already given a report on the matter but five years down the line it is yet to be presented in the assembly.

Mothwadia said, “We have submitted a detailed report on the financial irregularities in the state to the President. The Modi government is busy taking the credit for projects which have been funded by the Centre.”

He further said that under the cover of development, extravagant functions are organised by the Gujarat government and the responsibility to gather as many people possible for the occasion is given to the state officials. 

(JPN/Bureau)