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Guj minister slams AAP for picking Medha Patkar for LS

Agency | February 18, 2014, 06:56 PM IST
guj minister slams aap for picking medha patkar for ls

Rajkot : Raising concerns over the Narmada project, Gujarat Minister of State for Water Resources Nanubhai Vanani on Monday criticised the Aam Admi Party for naming activist Medha Patkar as a candidate for the coming Lok Sabha elections, and called her "anti-Narmada".

AAP yesterday released its first list of candidates. Patkar has been chosen for the Mumbai North East seat.

Vanani, a BJP legislator from Katargam in Surat in South Gujarat, while addressing a farmers' rally at a function here, said, "AAP is trying to send anti-Narmada persons into Lok Sabha."

"We all know who Medha Patkar is, and now the time has come to choose the candidate: those who believe in development or those who are against the development," he said.

Patkar had led the Narmada Bachao Andolan which opposed construction of big dams across Narmada river.

Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of the ambitious Rs 10,000 crore Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation project at the function.

Speaking on the occasion, Modi criticised Centre for not allowing installing floodgates on the dam. The present height of the dam is 121 metres. The gates will take it to height of the dam to 138.68 metres.


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