Last updated: October 11, 2022 at 11:11 p.m. CET
BJP President JP Nadda on Tuesday said previous corruption equals arms deals but Prime Minister Narendra Modi has “changed that culture”. Nadda explained this while addressing a gathering after inaugurating an auditorium in his home district of Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh.
He said that India used to buy guns and there have been several scams in such deals, but now the country is selling guns to the world. Scams like Bofors scam, helicopter scam and submarine scam were synonymous with arms deals, but now arms exports to the world have increased six-fold, the BJP chief said.
Similarly, AIIMS was built in Bilaspur in a record five years despite no construction work for nearly two years during the Covid pandemic, he added.
PM Modi laid the groundwork for AIIMS Bilaspur on Ashtami (October 3) in 2017 and inaugurated it on Dussehra on October 5 this year, he said, adding that the initial estimated cost of AIIMS was Rs 1,375 crore and it built was Rs 1,471 crore.
Listing several other “successes” by the Modi and Jai Ram Thakur governments in the center and state respectively, Nadda urged voters to repeat the BJP government in Himachal Pradesh in general elections due later this year.
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