I would have contested against Raje anywhere: Rama
Congress candidate Rama Pilot said that she would have contested against the BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Vasundhara Raje anywhere in Rajasthan.india Updated: Nov 22, 2003 15:24 IST
Maintaining that she was no outsider for Jhalawar, Congress candidate Rama Pilot said on Saturday that she would have contested against the BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Vasundhara Raje anywhere in Rajasthan and claimed that she had tied down her rival.
There are a number of reasons for Congress to field her in Jhalawar. "One among these is Vasundhara Raje...I am following party's wishes... I would have contested against her anywhere," Rama, wife of Congress leader late Rajesh Pilot, told PTI before starting her campaign in the constituency.
About the problems of being an outsider in the area, she said "I am no outsider...I have been elected from Haroti (Kota division under which Jhalawar falls)".
Rama, who was elected to parliament from Dausa in 2000 by-elections following her husband and Congress leader's death in road accident, said she also had the backing of successful five year Congress rule in the state as also her public life including her election to Lok Sabha from the state.
On whether she would be able to tie down her opponent, she said "I have already done it...I have tied her on the issues like commendable drought relief work...I am contesting the election on state government's successful reform programme and development work".