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BJP leader Rajnath Singh accuses Congress for stoling ‘New Rajasthan’ slogan

by RajasthanDirect
Apr 03, 2013

The BJP is all set to roll out its Suraaj Sankalp Yatra, which would be flagged off its national president Rajnath Singh on Thursday, with an aim to reach out to the masses and lure the voters with the assurance of good governance.

Lead by the state president Vasundhara Raje, the yatra – much like her ‘Parivartan Yatra’ of 2003 – will begin from Charbhuja Temple in Rajsamand district. In its first phase, it will cover 28 assembly constituencies of six districts and travel 1,383 km before ending at Udaipur on April 16. Senior leader Sushma Swaraj would address the public meeting at Udaipur on April 16.

He also accused the Congress of stealing the BJP’s slogan of a ‘New Rajasthan’ for its ‘Sandesh Yatra’. “The Congress has neither anything to show or tell. It claims to have launched a yatra to spread a message but what is the message a government is spreading when it has failed to address issues of drinking water, unemployment and financial crisis in the state,” asked Yadav, adding that while the ruling party’s yatra was only touching the highways, the BJP yatra would be going to every nook and corner of the state.

“Unlike the Congress yatra where the absence of national leaders including those from the state was conspicuous, senior BJP leaders and members of the party’s parliamentary board will be present at all divisional headquarters where the yatra would conclude its phase,” said Bhupendra Yadav, Rajya Sabha MP and convener of the special committee formed for the yatra.

Giving details about the yatra, he said that 35 public meetings and 200 smaller gatherings would be addressed by Raje during the first phase. “The yatra would move towards Kota in the second phase and cover the divisions of Bharatpur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Jaipur over the next three-and-a-half months. It will end at Jaipur on July 21,” he said.

Criticising chief minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress leaders for use of ‘derogatory language’, Yadav said that while the Congressmen were busy making personal remarks against BJP leaders, the focus of the Suraaj Sankalp Yatra would be on developmental issues and the poor governance of the present state government. “Over the last four-and-a-half years, the Ashok Gehlot government has pushed back the state in terms of development. The Congress has been involved in ‘personal welfare’ rather than social welfare and the land deals involving Robert Vadra and mine allotments to the chief minister’s brother and nephews are examples of the work done by the government here,” said Yadav, lashing out at the government.

src: TOI

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