Hanuman Beniwal's return to BJP, coupled with distribution of BJP tickets to candidates who are not from the Vasundhara Raje camp, indicate the increasing say of the central leadership of the party after it lost power in Rajasthan.
In March last year, the Raje government had extended Lokayukta S S Kothari’s tenure by three years by amending the Rajasthan Lokayukta and Up-Lokayukta Act, 1973, via an ordinance. The move came days before the culmination of Kothari's five-year tenure.
“All three leaders have grown beyond their states. Their vast experience in the state and in the government will be utilised for larger causes. Leaders of their stature may not be wasted in playing the opposition role, for which a new leadership could emerge,” said a party leader.
Schemes such as the Bhamashah Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan (MJSA), Grameen Gaurav Path Yojana and the establishment of Annapurna stores to ensure food security are some of the highlights of Vasundhara Raje’s five-year rule in the state.
Rajasthan Assembly Election Results 2018: The Congress secured a majority of 99 seats in the state, followed by BJP which won 73 seats. A minimum 101 seats is needed to form a government in the House of 200 in the desert state.
State Congress president Sachin Pilot, who returned from Delhi in the evening, held an informal interaction with mediapersons at the party office. An upbeat Pilot expressed confidence about the party’s win.
Jaipur, Feb 25 (ANI): Addressing a gathering at the inauguration of burns intensive care unit (ICU) at the Sawai Man Singh Hospital, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said the technologically advanced unit will benefit patients. Extending thanks to the Shakti Peeth Sri Shanidham for lending two-crore rupees for the project, the Chief Minister appealed the visitors and patients to maintain cleanliness at the hospital premises. The city's major hospital already had a burn ward that has been modernised with the latest technologies.
Jaipur, Feb 22 (ANI): The World Bank would be extending its cooperation to the Rajasthan government in the area of energy sector. World Bank Country Director Onno Ruhl spoke to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and her cabinet ministers to discuss these issues in detail. Ruhl congratulated Raje on the success of decreasing the rate of defecation in the open. He also stressed on the use of traditional forms of energy while maintaining that the focus was on alternative forms of energy. Chief Secretary C S Rajan, Principal Secretary (Energy) Sanjay Malhotra, State Power Distribution Companies Chairman Bhaskar A Sawant, Organising Secretary Akhil Arora and World Bank Special Project Manager Mandakini Pal were present on the occasion.
Rajasthan, Feb 18 (ANI): Inaugurating the 5th International Astrology and Physiological conference at Vailshalinagar, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje emphasised on the scientific value of astrology. CM Raje urged the public to understand the concepts of astrology in a scientific way rather being superstitious about it. Bharatiya Janata Party MP Manoj Rajoria, MLA Kailash verma, Rajasthan Sanskrit University former vice-chancellor Ramanuj Devnathan and Banaras Hindu University Dean Ramchandra Pandey were among others present on the occasion.
Jaipur, Feb 18 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said the government should not keep their powers with them but should use them for the upliftment of the country. She also said that the officers should take their responsibilities and take decisions on a faster pace rather than delaying the issue. She further said that it is the time to work together and grow together and this mantra can only help the country to grow.
Jaipur, Feb 11 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje held a pre-budget sessions with different groups. More than hundred representatives from various groups, right from NGOs to farmers, attended the series of seminars held in Panchayati Raj building in Jaipur. During these brainstorming session, intellectuals gave their valuable suggestions to CM Raje to bring a common man friendly state budget. The CM assured all representatives to consider their feedback and promised to bring a friendly budget.
Jaipur, Jan 22 (ANI): Asia's largest literary festival kicked off in Jaipur, in a testament to the growing global influence of Indian literature and its appeal to both publishers and authors. Regional language novelists and poets will rub shoulders with Nobel laureates and Booker Prize winners at the annual Jaipur Literary Festival where organisers will showcase works from different states and dialects to thousands of book lovers. Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje, inaugurated the event which began with the playing of Rajasthani traditional folk music. Hundreds of thousands of writers, critics, publishers and fans are expected to pack Jaipur's streets for the five-day event from January 21. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Chief Minister Raje emphasized on the habit of reading books. Access to all the events is free, and with no VIP treatment for the best-selling writers and poets, fans can get unique access to their favourite authors. In addition to die-hard bookworms, the festival's music and dancing events attract students, tourists, and even India's celebrity glitterati.
Jaipur, Jan 21 (ANI): The Jaipur Literature Festival kick started on Thursday morning with the performance of local award-winning Rajasthani musicians Nathoo Solanki and Chugge Khan. The annual event is being held at the Diggi Palace. The event is slated to run from 21-25 January. The festival is completely free and open to all, attracting visitors from all four corners of the globe. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will inaugurate the event in a ceremony, which will include a keynote address from award-winning author Margaret Atwood.