The government should deploy life-saving resources instead of building the prime minister’s new home: Priyanka | India News
NEW DELHI: Slamming the Center on their Central Vista project, Congress Leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Tuesday that at a time when people are dealing with oxygen and vaccine shortages in the country, it would be better if the government deployed all the resources to save lives rather than build a new home for the Prime Minister.
His attack on the government came after reports that the Central Department of Public Works (CPWD) has informed a government-appointed panel of experts that construction of the prime minister’s residence under the ambitious Central Vista project will be completed in December 2022.
“At a time when the people of the country are struggling with shortages of oxygen, vaccines, hospital beds, medicines, it would be better if the government deployed all the resources to save people’s lives instead of building a new house to the first Minister”. to 13 billion rupees, “Priyanka Gandhi said in a Hindi tweet.
“These expenditures send a message to the public that the government’s priorities go in another direction,” said the secretary general of Congress.
CPWD, which is the developer of the project, informed the Expert Evaluation Committee (EAC) that the expansion of the Parliament The building and construction of a new Parliament building will be completed in November 2022 and the Prime Minister’s residence will be built in December 2022.
The Ministry of Environment has already granted authorization for the expansion and renovation of the existing Parliament building, which is part of the Rs 13,450 crore Central View Redevelopment Project.
The redevelopment project for the Central View, the country’s electrical corridor, envisages a new triangular Parliament building, a Common Central Secretariat, and the redevelopment of the three-kilometer-long Rajpath from Rashtrapati Bhavan to india gate and new residences for the prime minister and vice president.
The Opposition has strongly opposed the project, demanding that all resources be used to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.