PM has started paying back to Bihar, says Pradhan Abhay Singh

The Commerce Minister of People's Republic of Bangladesh, Mr. Tofail Ahmed calling on the President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on January 18, 2015.

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The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge), Shri Dharmendra Pradhan addressing at the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Barauni Refinery of Indian Oil Corporation, at Barauni, in Begusarai, Bihar on January 18, 2015.

PM has started paying back to Bihar, says Pradhan Abhay Singh

Patna: Minister of state for petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said PM Narendra Modi has started repaying the 'sood' (interest) on the "love deemed as principal amount" that people of Bihar had granted him during the parliamentary elections last year.
Recalling the promise of Modi at the October 27, 2013, Hunkar rally at Patna Gandhi Maidan and other places in the state, Pradhan said, "Specially at the Patna rally, as also at other places, Modi had promised to the people to return the 'sood sahit mooldhan' (both interest and principal) of their love for him. That he has started doing. I rolled out the interest payment at the golden jubilee celebration of Barauni Refinery in Begusarai district on the day."
The Bihar voters gave the BJP-led NDA 31 of the 40 parliamentary seats, while the remaining nine went in the order of RJD-4, JD (U) and Congress two each, and one to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). The share of the BJP alone was 22, ten seats more than what it had won in 2009 in alliance with the JD (U).
Pradhan was asked if his announcements as to the capacity enhancement of Barauni Refinery, LPG bottling plants, 2,050km Haldia-Jagdishpur natural gas pipeline project (that also covers 600km in Bihar), modernization and revival of Barauni fertilizer plant, among other measures, constituted the interest payment on the "Bihari's love for PM Modi", then when would the repayment of capital or principal amount equivalent to "Bihar love" be started? Pradhan, of course, was taken aback, when he was asked if the Centre would grant the special category status to Bihar.
Not to be left wanting in wits, Pradhan quipped: "The start of the interest repayment is for the results of parliamentary elections. If the people of the state also help in forming the BJP-led government in Bihar, the principal repayment would also be started!"
The quips and banters apart, Pradhan said six LPG bottling plants are already in Bihar, and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has been given direction to open three additional bottling plants. Land for one of the three at Banka has already been acquired, and one each would be established in south Bihar and northwest Bihar. As to south Bihar, it would be either Gaya or any other suitable place and for northwest, it would be Gopalganj.
Matching with the Barauni Refinery golden jubilee celebration, IOCL would annually select and adopt 10 students (five boys and equal number of girls) from Begusarai district for scholarship right up to higher education, Pradhan said. Asked if the scholarship would also be paid for technical and specialized education, he said the monitoring and screening committee headed by the DM concerned would make the recommendation.
Pradhan, after having first-hand look at the working conditions of the workforce at the plant, directed IOCL to ensure that contracting agencies pay minimum wage to them and also supply them safety kits. "Their working condition was pathetic," he said.
(The Times of India)

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The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge), Shri Dharmendra Pradhan visiting the Barauni Refinery of Indian Oil Corporation, at Barauni, in Begusarai, Bihar on January 18, 2015.

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The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge), Shri Dharmendra Pradhan lighting the lamp at the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Barauni Refinery of Indian Oil Corporation, at Barauni, in Begusarai, Bihar on January 18, 2015.

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi being received by the Governor of Maharashtra, Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao and the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis on his arrival, at Mumbai airport on January 18, 2015.

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The Governor of Uttarakhand, Dr. K.K. Paul calling on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on January 17, 2015.

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he Prime Minister of Bhutan, Mr. Tshering Tobgay with the Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge), Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, at Mahabodhi temple, in Bodhgaya, Patna on January 17, 2015. 


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The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge), Shri Sarbananda Sonowal presenting the sacred Bodhi Plant to the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Mr. Tshering Tobgay, at Mahabodhi temple, in Bodhgaya, Patna on January 17, 2015. 

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The Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi with the Minister for Minority Affairs of Maharashtra, Shri Eknath Khadse at a review meeting, in Mumbai on January 17, 2015.

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The Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge), Shri Bandaru Dattatreya addressing at the Oil & Gas Conservation Fortnight-2015, in Hyderabad on January 17, 2015. 

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The Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge), Shri Bandaru Dattatreya distributing prizes to the winners of painting competition at the Oil & Gas Conservation Fortnight-2015, in Hyderabad on January 17, 2015

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The Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge), Shri Bandaru Dattatreya lighting the lamp at the Oil & Gas Conservation Fortnight-2015, in Hyderabad on January 17, 2015. 

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