"It is not BJP but Congress that is hand in glove with the corporates. The truth is that the corporates received direct benefits during allocation of coal blocks under the UPA rule," said Shah who is on a day-long visit to the state to address a party meet here.
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Shah charged Congress with allocating coal blocks for mere Rs 3,000 crore. "We, on the other hand, raised Rs 2 lakh crore by transparent auctioning of 20 coal blocks," he added.

was it not true that Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi had colluded with corporates and had extended undue benifits to them? There were large irregularities in the 2G spectrum allocation also, he cliamed.
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Shah cited the UPA government gathered only Rs 8,000 crore from the auctioning of 2G spectrum but "we deposited Rs 1.9 lakh crore in the government treasury by auctioning just
one-third of the spectrum".

Shah also mentioned the foreign trips undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for having raised India's prestige in the international order.
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He mentioned that Modi's speeches in Hindi at the UN General Assembly and at Madison Square Garden in New York had made Indians everywhere proud.

As to the Assembly elections due in Uttarakhand in 2017, he said that BJP was aiming to form a government in the state that would enjoy a long tenure in office.

All the five BJP MPs from the state -- BC Khanduri, BS Koshiyari, Ajay Tamta, Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank -- were present for the meeting with Shah along with party MLAs and a host of other leaders and party workers.

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