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Dholpur bypoll: Cong turns graft, crime heat on BJP

The Congress accused the Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government of corruption during its campaign for the Dholpur by-election to be held on April 9

jaipur Updated: Apr 01, 2017 20:21 IST
Suresh Foujdhar
Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot and leader of opposition Rameshwar Dudi  campaigned on Saturday for party candidate Banwari Lal Sharma (filing nomination papers in the pic) for the Jholpur by-election.
Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot and leader of opposition Rameshwar Dudi campaigned on Saturday for party candidate Banwari Lal Sharma (filing nomination papers in the pic) for the Jholpur by-election.(HT Photo)

The Congress accused the Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government of corruption during its campaign for the Dholpur by-election to be held on April 9.

“BJP’s corruption could be gauged from the fact that chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s government was embroiled in mining scandal worth ₹45,000 crore, but it didn’t allow an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI),” leader of opposition Rameshwar Dudi said on Saturday.

“The government was also involved National Rural Health Mission and LED lights scams.”

Addressing media persons during the campaign in Dholpur, Dudi said, “The BJP government can be summed up in 4Cs -- crime, corruption, controversy and confusion.”

Dudi alleged that the government has failed to curb increasing crimes, saying four murder and 10 rape incidents are being registered in the state every day. “The government has failed to arrest notorious gangster Anandpal and the home minister’s statement in this regard is shameful.”

Dudi said the BJP government has not fulfilled its promises made in the party manifesto.

State Congress chief Sachin Pilot and other senior leaders were also in Dholpur to campaign for party candidate Banwari Lal Sharma.

On Friday evening, chief minister Vasundhara Raje reached her residence in Dholpur and called upon community leaders to support BJP candidate Sobha Rani Kushwaha. She assured them that the city will be developed in one-and-a-half years if the BJP candidate wins the election.

Health minister Kalicharan Saraf, transport minister Yunus Khan, and parliamentary affairs minister Rajendra Rathore are campaigning in Dholpur.

Sobha Rani’s husband and suspended BSP MLA Banwari Lal Kushwaha was shifted to the central jail in Ganganagar from Dholpur jail on Saturday after state Congress chief Sachin Pilot complained to the election commission.

Banwari Lal, elected as a BSP MLA from Dholpur in 2013, was suspended from the assembly after a court sentenced him to life imprisonment on December 8 last year for the murder of Naresh Kushwaha on December 27, 2012.

Shobha Rani joined the BJP on February 15.