Gehlot terms Cong win in Raj civic polls historic
Terming the victory in the just concluded civic bodies' poll in Rajasthan as 'historic', Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday attributed the win to policies of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.jaipur Updated: Nov 26, 2009 19:26 IST
Terming the victory in the just concluded civic bodies' poll in Rajasthan as 'historic', Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday attributed the win to policies of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
"Despite prevailing difficult conditions, people reposed faith in common men's government of Congress and its good governance," Gehlot said in a statement in Jaipur.
Gehlot said the state government's historic decision of direct voting for the post of Mayor, Chairperson and Head in municipal corporation, municipal councils and municipal boards respectively, and fifty per cent reservation for women helped to boost enthusiasm of voters.
PCC president and union minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Dr CP Joshi said that it was the victory of Congress's policies adding, "It is clear that the public is satisfied with the works being done by the ruling Congress government here."
BJP's state unit president Arun Chaturvedi said, "The party performed very well securing over 500 out of 1,612 total wards, which maintains our previous tally."
"Since the BJP is in Opposition, the ruling Congress had an edge on Mayor and Chairman posts," he said adding that the Councillors will provide an effective opposition and address public needs in respective civic bodies.