Trouble in Lok Sabha over gas project in Gujarat

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 04, 2012 07:30 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Proceedings in the Lok Sabha were disrupted Tuesday as Congress members raised the issue of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi allegedly favouring a foreign company in a gas exploration project.

Congress MPs demanded an answer over a report alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Gujarat had given a foreign company stakes worth Rs.20,000 crore in a gas exploration project virtually for nothing. This led to an adjournment of the house till 12.30 p.m.

A recent report in Tehelka magazine alleged that the Modi government gave away 10 percent stake in a Krishna-Godavari Basin gasfield to GeoGlobal Resources, a company that existed only on paper.

--Indo-Asian News service


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