Who electrified over 5.5 lakh villages before Modi, asks Chidambaram

New Delhi, May 1: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi claiming that all villages in India have been provided electricity under his rule, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram asked who had initiated and done the bulk of the process before he came to power. “After connecting 18,452 villages, PM claims that all 5,97,464 villages have been electrified. Good. But will PM please tell us who electrified the 5,79,012 villages before Mr. Modi became PM?” he said in a series of tweets. “Is it not true that 5,61,613 villages (94 per cent) had been electrified by October 2013, long before Mr Modi became PM? Mother bakes a cake. A guest puts icing on the cake. Guest claims that she baked a lovely cake!” IANS