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Elias Hubbard
January 16, 2018

Apart from the Rs 43,129 cr Barmer refinery set to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday, the Vasundhara Raje government here is looking at coming up with a petrochemical complex that will house a number of PVC, packaging, agriculture, textiles, fertiliser, pesticides, paint, rubber and cosmetics companies and a plastic park too with a range of ancillary companies.

"Rajasthan is taking the lead to become the energy power of the country", Modi said while addressing the event.

Barmer (Rajasthan), Jan 16 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje felicitated Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a visit.

He said some people mislead citizens often and misleading the nation on Barmer refinery is not the exception, it is the norm when it comes to them.

The Barmer oil refinery is a 9 million tonne capacity project worth over Rs 43,000 crore in a proposed joint venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and the Rajasthan government, and is expected to provide huge job opportunities in the state. The foundation of this oil refinery laid by Sonia Gandhi, the former Congress President four years ago.

Due to be completed by 2022, the project is expected to bring Rs 34,000 crore to the state government coffers annually.

The BJP alleged that Gehlot government fooled people of Rajasthan by announcing a refinery on paper without any statutory clearances while no work was done on the ground.

"We can not mislead people by installing stones".

Accusing the Congress government of not doing anything after the stone-laying ceremony, she said: "There was no planning, no seriousness and no projection of implementing this scheme".

In 2013, when Congress leader Ashok Gehlot was the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, a joint venture for the Barmer refinery project was signed between the state government and HPCL in March 2013 at an estimated cost of Rs 37,210.

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