December 14, 2016 3:42:31 am
AS CHIEF Minister Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government in Rajasthan completed three years in office Tuesday, state Congress chief Sachin Pilot said that the countdown for BJP government’s ouster in the state had started.
Pilot claimed that the BJP’s three years in office had been directionless, marked by rampant corruption, unfulfilled promises and insensitivity.
Speaking at party office in Jaipur, Pilot said that instead of focusing on actual governance, the government had only given slogans.
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“The Chief Minister claims that the state is no more a BIMARU state, but can’t back it up with hard facts or reveal what she has done to achieve this. Malnutrition, unemployment and crime still persists…,” Pilot said.
“The law and order is rickety in the state and figures for crimes against women and Dalits have gone from bad to worse. Last year 8,873 rapes and 28,165 crimes against women were reported from the state. There has been a steady rise in child marriage and female foeticide while as many as 6,998 crimes against Dalits were committed last year,” he said.
Attacking the state government on the issue of corruption, Pilot added: “Corruption has also reached new heights under the CM. With CMO being out of the ambit of the Lokayukta, political accountability could not be fixed in either Lalit Modi case or the mining scam.
Lack of staff for Lokayukta directly implies that BJP doesn’t want to check irregularities.”
Accusing the Raje government of financial mismanagement, he said: “The Chief Minister always claims that the state’s coffers were empty when she took over but in reality, due to financial mismanagement, there was a debt of Rs 10,000 crore in the year 2014-15, which increased to Rs 80,000 crore in the year 2016-17 and Rs 1.25 lakh crore in the year 2016-17,” he said.
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