Former chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday targeted the Vasundhara Raje government on the issue of reservations for Jats, accusing it of drawing up a faulty bill that ‘cannot be implemented’.
After an event at the state Congress headquarters here, Gehlot was asked about reservations for Jats from Dholpur and Bharatpur. The Congress leader said that his government had decided on a formula of 14 per cent reservation for upper castes and had also written a letter to the Centre for an amendment in the Constitution.
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“However, the current government is again and again bringing a bill that is not correct. The government knows that the manner of reservations mentioned in the bill cannot be implemented. The government is taking these steps to lie to the public,” he alleged.
Gehlot also blamed the government for delay in establishing a refinery.
Regarding the ongoing row over JNU, Gehlot said the BJP was doing politics without any basis.