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Updated December 30th, 2023 at 20:33 IST

"Commendable step": Smriti Irani lauds PM Modi for expansion of Indian Oil bottling plant in Amethi

Union Minister Smriti Irani praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday for the expansion of the Amethi oil bottling plant.

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Union Minister Smriti Irani praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday for the expansion of the Amethi oil bottling plant.

Speaking to the media after inaugurating the LPG bottling plant in Trisundi, BJP MP from Amethi said, "PM Modi expanded the Indian Oil bottling plant in Amethi. With a budget of Rs 160 crores, the capacity of this plant has been increased to six times its original capacity. This is another commendable step by PM Modi to boost and strengthen the local economy."

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She added that over a lakh small business owners in Amethi have benefited from bank loans totaling Rs 1600 crores between 2019 and September 2023.

"Farmers, during the same period, have benefitted from bank loans worth Rs 4500 crores," added Irani.

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A disguised jab at the outgoing Congress-led UPA administration, the Amethi MP claimed that former PM Manmohan Singh was "remote controlled" by Congresswoman Sonia Gandhi.

"The worrying part was that the reins of power in the Amethi-Rae Bareli area were in the hands of women ( Congress leader Sonia Gandhi). They (Congress) run the Prime Minister through remote control," Smriti Irani said, taking a dig at the Congress, which won several elections from Amethi during 1980-2014.
The remarks were made at a public meeting on the third day of her tour at Trishundi village in Amethi.

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"But they (Congress) deprived 3,92000 families of toilets," she alleged.

"As a protector and brother, PM Modi enhanced the respect of the daughters of poor families. The more he is being thanked, the less it is," she added.

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Rahul Gandhi lost to Smriti Irani in Amethi, a Congress stronghold in Uttar Pradesh, in the 2019 elections by a margin of about 55,000 votes. (With inputs from ANI) 




 

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Published December 30th, 2023 at 20:33 IST

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