As per the information shared by government sources, Rahul Gandhi, during 2005-2014, travelled in non-BR (bullet resistant) vehicles on 18 visits to different parts of the country and there has been 1892 occasions till May this year when he travelled in a non-BR vehicle in Delhi, which amounts to almost one incident everyday.
“The UP government cannot brush away its responsibility by putting the onus on UPPCL to repay our money. This is being said to mislead us,” Dubey told ET. He also said that over 65% of the money in the UP Power Employees Trust - Rs 4122 Crore were invested in DHFL by the Trust till December 2018.
This was upon BSP and SP entering into an electoral alliance for the Lok Sabha polls, it is now revealed. Mayawati, however, did not make her move to withdraw the case public so far and told her leaders two days ago that she had withdrawn the case from the Supreme Court honouring Akhilesh Yadav's request to her.
Uttar Pradesh’s director general of police OP Singh said that the police is taking all precautions – from posting adequate forces, foot patrolling by senior police officers and district magistrates meeting religious leaders. He said they have done over 6,000 peace committee meetings and met nearly 5,800 religious leaders.
The Samajwadi party, which took up cudgels against the government on both issues in the Parliament, has cornered BSP on the issue and projected itself on the ground as the true representative of the Muslim interests, a senior Samajawadi party leader told ET.
Agarawal, a 1984-batch IAS officer and the agriculture secretary since October last year, was the chairman of UPPCL as well as the UP Power Employees Trust from 2013 till May 2017. According to the initial investigation, Agarawal and four other officers signed on the decision to invest in the debt-ridden DHFL at a meeting held on March 22, 2017.
“Prime Minister reviewed the progress of infrastructure connectivity projects including Katra-Banihal Railway Line. He gave explicit instructions on speedy completion of the project by next year. Several projects in the north-east like the widening and upgradation of Aizawl-Tuipang highway project was also discussed,” the PMO statement said.
This latest twist in the case came on Tuesday with the SIT zeroing on local BJP leaders DPS Rathore and Ajit Singh. DPS Rathore is the chairman of the district cooperative bank and brother of JPS Rathore who is the BJP's state vice-president.
"Mishra has been arrested... Economic Offence Wing of the state police is probing the matter and strict action will be taken against those involved in this case," Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police OP Singh told.
Shrikant Sharma said “all options are being seriously explored” by the state government to recover the Rs 2,267 crore lying with DHFL. Sharma said the state government will hold UPPCL responsible as the trust run under the autonomous body accepts that rules were violated while investing in DHFL.
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