Hardeep Singh Puri said that the Congress want to distract people from monumental governance failures in their states by spreading lies.

Central Vista construction: Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri has hit back at the Congress for raising fingers over the ongoing Central Vista construction work. Notably, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has termed the Central Vista a criminal wastage. “Put people’s lives at the centre- not your blind arrogance to get a new house!” he said in a tweet today.

Puri said that Congress’s discourse on Central Vista is bizarre as the Government of India has allocated much more than the project’s amount for vaccination. “Cost of Central Vista is about Rs 20,000 crore, over several years. GoI has allocated nearly twice that amount for vaccination! India’s healthcare budget for just this year was over Rs 3 lakh crore. We know our priorities,” he said.

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