Gas price hike: BJP rejects Kejriwal's charge against Modi

New Delhi: BJP today rejected AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's claim that Narendra Modi had written a letter to the government on increasing the prices of gas from the KG basin.

"Kejriwal is yet again misleading the citizens of this country by spreading canards that Narendra Modi has written a letter to the Government on the gas pricing in the KG Basin.

"It should be made clear that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has written no such letter to the government," the party said in a statement.

 Gas price hike: BJP rejects Kejriwals charge against Modi

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Slamming his statement which Kejriwal had made at a rally in Varanasi yesterday, the party said the Gujarat government has never asked for a price of  $16 per MMBTU of domestic natural gas as is being alleged.

"As one of the largest consumers of natural gas, Gujarat has been repeatedly seeking cheaper domestic gas from the Government of India," it said.

While the matter of gas pricing is already pending in the Supreme Court and the matter has been considered by the Parliamentary Standing Committee, raising this issue by Kejriwal is just meant for "political expediency" and not for public interest, it said.

"Kejriwal is simply indulging in reckless economic adventurism with little knowledge of this complex issue. This will eventually harm the entire sector and increase India's dependence on highly priced foreign gas imports," the party said.

PTI

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Updated Date: Mar 26, 2014 22:58:40 IST