Congress Flays Govt Over Poor Performance

The Congress on Monday took out a “maun julo os“ (silent march) to highligh that the state BJP governmen failed to deliver on its election promises despite being in po wer for two years. A day earli er, the Vasundhara Raje-led go vernment organized a rally here to celebrate its achieve ments of two years. The Cong ressmen led by state party pre sident Sachin Pilot, leader of opposition Rameshwar Dud and former chief minister As hok Gehlot marched from the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) headquarters on the Sansar Chand Road near Chandpole to the Civil Lines railway crossing. The mar chers, who included former cabinet ministers and Cong ress veterans, wore black bands on their arms and carri ed the party flags.

Near the Civil Lines cros sing, the protestors staged a sit-in. Speaking at the protes site, Pilot accused Raje of mis leading people by claiming that her government took ou the state from the BIMARU or backward category . “Neither BJP president Amit Shah nor CM Raje commented anything on the mining scam at their party rally (on Sunday). This shows their guilt.“ He reiterated that the BJP was targeting its rivals by booking fake cases against them.

Former union minister Ji tendra Singh too accused the BJP of harassing Congress leaders through fake cases. “The only work that the BJP has done in two years was to change the names of Rajiv Seva Kendra to Atal Seva Kendra,“ Singh added. Other senior Congressmen who attended the rally included former union minister Girija Vyas, Mahadev Singh Khandela and Namo Narayan Meena, ex-PCC chief and former minister B D Kalla, deputy whip Govind Singh Dotasra, party spokesperson and exMLA Pratap Singh Khachariawas and PCC vice-president and media chairperson Archana Sharma. Taking a dig at the Cong ress protest, BJP state president Ashok Parnami told reporters, “The opposition has nothing to talk and complain about, so they are silent. Our government has done many works in two years and shall continue to do so. The Congress is just worried for itself.“