The Rajasthan government has planned to adopt the ‘backward’ Bharatpur division, chief minister Vasundhra Raje said on Wednesday.
The division includes Bharatpur, Dholpur, Sawai Madhopur and Karauli districts.
During her tour to the division, Raje dedicated and laid foundation stones for ten different projects, including a medical college and Maharaja Suraj Mal Braj University, a government oldage home, a Nari Niketan and a girls’ college and hostel under Dev Narayan Scheme at Bayana.
Addressing a public meeting, the chief minister said, “We have come to power to serve the people. They have given us a big mandate in the Assembly, Lok Sabha and municipal elections, and it’s now our turn to give them back their due.”
The people of the division had demanded electricity, water, road, teachers, doctors and employment, when the government had come here during the Sarkar Aap Ke Dwar programme in February. But the government got only 151 days to work and for the remaining period of time, there was moral code of conduct due to elections, the CM said.
Raje blamed the previous Congress government for delaying the projects of the medical college and the university. “Now that the work is back on the track, people will not be required to go to Jaipur for education and treatment,” she said, adding that the MSMBU would conduct examinations from the next session.
The chief minster also accused the Opposition of spreading rumours that the state government was scrapping the interest-free crop loan and free medicine schemes. “While the crop loan will be continued, the budget for medicine scheme has been raised from `255 crore to `298 crore,” Raje said. Raje also talked about the government plans to boost tourism in Bhartatpur.
Higher education minister Kali Charan Saraf and tourism minister Krishendra Kaur Deepa also spoke on the occasion.
BJP MLAs, MP and former minister Digamber Singh and BJP state vice president Bhajan Lal Sharma accompanied Raje.