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Ahead of Parrikar’s statement, PM meets senior colleagues

Defence minister Manohar Parikkar is to make a statement on Agusta Westland Chopper deal in the Rajya Sabha. BJP leaders say the statement will expose those who influenced the decision
Narendra Modi, UPSC exam,

Ahead of defence minister’s statement in the Rajya Sabha on Agusta Westland, prime minister Narendra Modi held discussion with his senior cabinet ministers.  The purpose of the meeting was to chalk out strategies to target congress on the controversial chopper deal.Defence  minister Manohar Parikkar is to make statement in Rajya Sabha. He is expected to present complete details of Rs 3,600 Agusta Westland Chopper deal

Yesterday night  Congress held its meeting at Sonia Gandhi’s residence to discuss the strategies to counter BJP.

Sources quoting BJP insiders say defence minister is expected to make new revelations which will “expose Gandhi family”.

The statement by the defence minister, says BJP sources will expose those who took the decision.  ” the bribe givers are in jail and the central question is who took the bribes” said BJP’s Naliln Kohli.
Meanwhile ,prime minister Narendra Modi on yesterday evening also convened a cabinet meeting

“It was a meeting basically to review key developmental works,” a source in the government told IANS.

The Modi government, which was sworn in on May 26, 2014, will complete two years in office on May 26.

At the meeting, the prime minister asked his ministerial colleagues to take the achievements to people through social media and was reportedly “not very pleased” with few ministers for not being net savvy personally and not able to aggressively use digital platforms to project their respective ministry’s functioning.

“The food ministry for instance has been asked to explain effectively in the e-book how the central government is coughing up huge amount as subsidies. This should also clarify how many states are making false claims on foodgrains subsidies,” the source said.

“The prime minister said it is high time that we should work towards taking all the schemes initiated by the government to the people as it is completing a second year in office,” Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy told reporters after the BJP parliamentary party meeting.

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