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New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday slammed the Centre, saying that boast and exaggeration are the hallmarks of the BJP ruling government.
“The claims of the government that they had built 74 airports in the last 7 years are hollow and untrue. Only 11 new airports were built since May 2014 and which are operational,” Chidambaram wrote in a tweet.
He said that the 74 airports include 9 helicopter stations and two waterdromes, where the waterdromes have been closed down soon after the inauguration.
“Out of the 74 airports, 15 are no longer in use because there are no flights,” he added.
The former Union minister further said that the BJP-NDA government launched 479 new ‘routes’ across the country, of which 225 are no longer in operation.
“Each scheme of the government can be exposed as partly true and mostly false. Boast and exaggeration are the hallmarks of the present government,” Chidambaram said.
With inputs from IANS