Ahead of the last leg of the ongoing Parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said there will be separate ministry for water-related issues if his government returns to power.
During a public rally, the Prime Minister assured that there will be separate ministry for water-related issues if his government comes to power again.
He was in Sonbhadra district which is already facing water and power scarcity.
Modi said though the district produces power for whole country, native villages are in dark due to misrule by previous SP BSP governments.
He said due to the efforts of the central government, Poorvanchal was brought into the development map for the first time with the launch of many developments works in the area.
Raising the issue of Congress leader Sam Pitroda’s recent statement, the Prime minister said his “Hua to Hua’ comment only shows the arrogance of Congress and appealed that such arrogance should not go unpunished.
Meanwhile, just days earlier, with voting in Maharashtra ending with the fourth and final phase on 29 April, the Election Commission of India allowed the Maharashtra government to sanction and implement drinking water supply schemes and said that there should not be any undue publicity of the work for political gains.
The state government had written to the Election Commission on 24 April, seeking permission to sanction and implement drinking water supply schemes in view of the Model Code of Conduct.