With one word, Rahul Gandhi questions govt’s claim on 750MW Rewa solar project

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With one word, Rahul Gandhi questions govt’s claim on 750MW Rewa solar project


Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday seemed to question the government over its claim that the 750 megawatt (MW) Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power project in Madhya Pradesh as Asia’s largest.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Friday dedicated the “game-changer” Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project, which the government has also said will reduce emission equivalent to approximately 15 lakh tonne of carbon dioxide every year, to the nation through video conferencing.

The former Congress president tweeted just one word and tagged a post from the Twitter handle of the Prime Minister’s Office.

“Asatyagrahi!” Gandhi posted.

असत्याग्रही!https://t.co/KL4aB5t149

— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi)July 11, 2020

The word in Hindi means someone who practises the policy of satyagraha or insists on the truth.

Before Rahul Gandhi, the chief of the Congress’ Karnataka unit DK Shivakumar had sought clarification from the Union power minister over the government’s claim, saying that a 2,000MW solar plant already exists in Pavagada of Karnataka’s Tumakuru district.

“BJP Central Govt is claiming today that it inaugurated Asia’s Largest Solar Plant of 750 MW at Rewa, MP. What then is the 2000 MW Solar Plant in Pavagada, Karnataka which was built in just 3 years by @INCKarnataka govt and has been operational since 2018?” Shiv

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