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Congress did not eradicate poverty: Vasundhara Raje

Monday, 21 April 2014 - 10:29pm IST | Place: Jaipur | Agency: PTI
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Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today accused Congress of benefiting its leaders, their family members and relatives in last 66 years of its rule instead of eradicating poverty.

"Gandhi parivar's son-in-law Robert Vadra had Rs 90,000 in 2007 in a company which he set up, and now in last four years, he became owner of Rs 400 cr...this is according to a report of a US newspaper," Raje said while blaming Congress at her campaign tour of Uniara, Tunga, Lalsot and Mania.

She alleged that in previous Ashok Gehlot government, Vadra had bought about 2,503 bigha land from farmers in Bikaner on peanut prices... "this way many other Congress leaders have filled up their pockets".

Refuting allegations of Congress leaders that after winning 168 seats in Assembly polls last year, BJP-led by Chief Minister has inflated its ego, she said it was wrong as the state government was working with "high sensitivity and great transparency".

Rather it was the Congress party in 1998 when Gehlot government was formed on a majority of 158 MLAs and it was flying above the ground realities with ego, she added.

Replying to allegations made by Congress on compensation to farmers after crop damage due to hailstorms recently, Raje said her government had kept Rs 500 cr for affected farmers.

"It was the previous Congress government that did not pay compensation to farmers and now BJP government would pay their dues," she added.

Raje, while highlight her government's achievements, said that Congress could not link and bring Tonk city on rail map after 60 years of its rule, whereas the BJP government opened a veterinary hospital, and her government would also solve a drinking water problem of Uniara town.

She held a series of poll meetings for BJP candidates contesting on Tonk-Sawaimadhopur, Dausa, and Karauli-Dholpur Lok Sabha seats, which is going to polls on April 24.




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