The Congress today dubbed the Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed express an “election bullet train” and said its launch was timed keeping in mind the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls.
The opposition party said the foundation stone laying followed a set pattern of announcing packages and big-ticket projects by the Modi government ahead of every state election.
It accused the Modi government of “completely abdicating its responsibility” towards safety of passengers, while focussing on this one project.
Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge also charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi with delaying the project, conceived by the erstwhile UPA government, for three-and-a- half years, thus making it “economically unviable”. Read More…