According to the monthly data released by the Rajasthan police, a total of 55,102 criminal cases were registered in the state during the period of January-April 2018, as compared to 62,666 in January-April 2019.
The portion on demonetisation was introduced by the previous BJP state government in the political science book of Class 12 in 2017. The textbook had termed the central government’s decision to demonetise notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 as “historic” and an “operation to clean black money”.
The Congress government and the state’s police force have come under severe criticism following the Thanagazi gangrape after the family of the victim alleged that the police didn’t take any action till the Lok Sabha elections were over on May 6.
On April 26, five bike-borne men on the Alwar-Thanagazi highway forcibly abducted a couple and dragged them behind sand dunes off the road. They gangraped the woman in front of her husband, filmed the act and robbed the couple of Rs 2,000.
Recalling that nightmare of April 26, the husband says he was out shopping with his wife for a family wedding. Police have arrested all the six accused — five for the rape and the sixth for circulating videoclips of the crime.
Alwar gangrape: The accused also uploaded a video of the crime on social media, with the family alleging that if the police had taken timely action, the accused could have been arrested earlier and prevented the video from being circulated.
In a letter to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Khandelwal had pointed out that she had fulfilled all criteria for getting a ticket but was ignored despite the high command’s claims of encouraging women candidates.
The BTP has emerged as a fierce critic of the RSS-affiliated Vanvasi Kalyan Parishad and Christian organisations working in the area, accusing them of converting tribals and reducing their population to just a vote bank.
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.
Salodia, a former senior IAS officer from Rajasthan of the rank of additional chief secretary, had taken voluntary retirement from service and had converted to Islam in 2015 after he was not considered for the post of chief secretary.
Apart from the fact that the Congress may find it difficult to say no given how Manvendra took on the gauntlet of fighting against Raje, the Rajput leader also stands favourably in the changing equations between the community and Jats in western Rajasthan.
Earlier this month, former Rajasthan-cadre IPS officer Pankaj Chaudhary was dismissed from service for an alleged extra-marital affair. He has challenged his dismissal at the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT).