(UNI) Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani has criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the bullet train project saying the people of Mumbai need improvement in suburban services not bullet train.
Addressing a meeting of the Paryavarn Samvardhan Samiti at Vasai on Friday night, he called Mr Modi a ‘liar’ who took the help of lies at every stage and wooed the citizens of the country. The people of the region will decide their development model and not the politicians, he added.
”Give us the development that we need and not the one that you want to impose on us at our cost,” he said.
He asked Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to improve the suburban services instead of going in for Bullet train, understood he questioned.
The project which was around Rs 40 crore had now shot up to Rs 1.10 crore, he pointed out. Throughout the past four years they have been talking of development and when the elections are around the corner they raise the issue of Mandir and Masjid he said.
This, he said, was the plot of the politicians to divert the attention of the people from the original issue.