Cong releases ‘black paper’ on Raje govt’s 1-yr of ‘misgovernance’

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jaipur
  • Updated: Dec 12, 2014 22:50 IST

The state Congress on Friday issued a “black paper” over the Raje government’s “one year of misgovernance” in Rajasthan. The party accused the government of working with ego and arrogance.

The Congress party’s move comes a day before the state government celebrates its one year in office on Saturday.

“The (BJP) government instead of holding jashn (celebration) should self-introspect one year of its governance,” said Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot, while addressing mediapersons at the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) office here.

He was speaking after releasing the “black paper” titled “Pradesh mein Bhajapa sarkar ke kushashan ka ek saal (one year of BJP misgovernance in state)” and a hoarding with a message, “Bhajpa sarkar: Ek saal ki kahani, khabron ki jubani”.

“What has the BJP government delivered in the past one year to public as promised in its poll manifesto, despite the high degree of mandate given to it three times,” he asked.

Pilot took the government to task over unemployment, corruption, atrocities on women and inflation. “The state government in one year did nothing. Crime rate is increasing, nothing has been done to curb unemployment, and they (the BJP leaders) are celebrating,” said Pilot. “Is this the time to celebrate?” he asked.

He claimed that Jaipur has become a capital of sit-ins and protest in the past one year and recalled the teachers strike, two-month-long lawyers strike and students unrest among others.

Pilot said Congress workers would hold protests in all district headquarters on Saturday and submit a memorandum carrying the black paper and poster to 33 respective collectors. In Jaipur, the protest would be organised at Bari Chaupar, he added.

He claimed that in past one year there has been an increase of 20% in serious crimes; women were raped and paraded naked; cases of abduction, dacoity, murder and thefts have increased. BJP government closed 17,000 schools in the name of rationalisation, which is a violation of the Right to Education, he added.

The state government promised 15 lakh jobs, but retrenched vidhyarti mitrs, computer teachers, para-teachers, engineers and contractual employees, the PCC chief said.

Besides, despite announcing 25,000MW production of electricity, nothing has happened, he added. He accused the government of delaying the social security schemes.

Pilot said BJP came to power promising investment, but till date they managed memoranda of understanding worth Rs 4,455 crore.

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