In a bid to woo the voters ahead of the crucial bye-elections in Rajasthan, the Congress government led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced a number of schemes for Sahara, Sujangarh, Vallabh Nagar and Rajsamand where bypolls are due.
These constituencies are going for bye-elections due to the demise of the sitting MLAs. Barring Rajsamand, all the seats were won by Congress in the 2018 Assembly elections.
Sops for 4 Assembly constituencies
The Gehlot government announced the allocation of funds in the four constituencies for various development works. The chief minister also dedicated a few projects in the four constituencies on Friday.
The state government in a mega announcement for Rajsamand allocated Rs 76.75 crores and the scheme’s foundation stone was laid by the chief minister. Gehlot also dedicated a few projects worth Rs 8 crore for the Assembly constituency. This seat was held by BJP’s Kiran Maheshwari.
For the Vallabh Nagar constituency in Udaipur which was held by Gajendra Singh Shekhawat of the Congress, the chief minister allocated Rs 3.5 crore and dedicated projects worth Rs 25 lakhs. For Sujangarh, a seat which was held by Master Bhanwar Lal Meghwal, the chief minister laid the foundation stone for projects worth Rs 7.75 crores and dedicated projects worth Rs 3.46 crores.
Sahara, another constituency held by Kailash Trivedi of the Congress, the chief minister dedicated projects worth Rs 45.13 crores and laid the foundation stones of projects worth Rs 18.28 crores. These projects are related to schools, roads, medical facilities and power.
Rajsamand MP objects
The member of Lok Sabha from Rajsamand, Diya Kumari, has objected to the participation of the Assembly Speaker CP Joshi at various political functions. She said as a Speaker, Joshi should maintain distance from political activities. She said Joshi, who has won from Nathdwara has been taking a lot of interest in the byelections in Sahara, Vallabhnagar and Rajsamand and have been issuing political statements also which as a Speaker and independent authority, he should refrain from doing.
BJP trying its best
Earlier, the BJP had announced that it would take the Congress by its horn in the bye-elections and contest them fiercely to win all four seats. The BJP is ahead of Congress in campaigning in the four constituencies. The BJP has been claiming that it would win all four seats and this would prove to be a mini referendum against the Gehlot government.
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