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TN CPI-M, Congress MPs come out against J.P. Nadda’s statement on AIIMS, Madurai

- September 23, 2022

Chennai, Sept 23 (BPNS)

Su Venkatesan, Member of Parliament from Madurai constituency and CPI-M leader, and Manickam Tagore, Member of Parliament from Virudhunagar constituency and Congress leader have mocked the claims made by BJP national president J.P. Nadda that 95% of the work for the AIIMS, Madurai was over.

Manickam Tagore in a tweet mocking the BJP national president said, “Thank you for the 95% completed #Madurai AIIMS. I and Madurai MP# SuVe4Madurai searched for one hour at the Thoppur site and found nothing.. Someone had stolen the building.”

The MP said that the Tamil Nadu unit of the BJP would have misled its national president who was also a former Union Health minister.

He charged that the people of Southern Tamil Nadu has been waiting for the AIIMS in Madurai and alleged that the BJP had cheated the people of South Tamil Nadu by making false claims.

Su Venkatesan in a tweet in Tamil said, “ I have inspected the AIIMS Madurai site to see how the building has been constructed using Bulbul”.

The MPs pointed out that the sprawling land at Thoppur, Madurai which is the site for AIIMS Madurai does not have any signs of construction. 

Su Venkatesan said that the order for a revised estimate of Rs 1977 crore was issued in March 2021 and added that the cabinet approval has not yet been given for the proposal.

The Congress MP from Virduhunagar Lok sabha seat, Manickam Tagore mocked J.P . Nadda and in a statement said, “How can a former Union Health minister make such a claim when even the tender was not floated.”

It may be noted that the BJP national president, J.P. Nadda who is on a tour to Tamil Nadu while addressing a meeting of industrialists in Madurai had claimed that almost 95% of work for the Madurai AIIMS was over. He had also said that once the work is completed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate it.