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Rajasthan govt concerned only about its 'Vaibhav', says BJP

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

A Saturday said the people of are paying the price as the government is focused on its own 'Vaibhav', using the Hindi word which means 'glory' and also is the name of the chief minster's son.

Former state BJP said, "The government is only concerned about its 'Vaibhav' even as people of the state were paying the price."

Ashok Gehlot's son, Gehlot, is contesting the Lok Sabha seat, currently held by

Addressing a press conference here, Chaturvedi said the entire state is suffering from a severe water crisis.

"The government announced to provide free water in the state but in reality, people are not getting enough drinking water. The present government has shelved its water conservation scheme Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Yojana," he claimed.

Accusing the of giving contract of drinking water supply to people having "close links" with the party, he said that water tankers are being made available on the "whims and fancies" of workers.

Chaturvedi said the Congress "failed" to make any alternative arrangement despite water crisis in summers whereas in the BJP government, water tankers were monitored and water was lifted from to make it available in Bhilwara through train facility.

"The government has become completely paralysed and unable to control necessary resources required by the people," he said.

At a press conference in Churu, and former said was suffering from "undeclared economic emergency" from the day the Congress formed government in the state.

While the is "completely paralysed", the is on an agenda to project his son Gehlot, Rathore said.

He said that PWD contractors who completed works of Rs 3,000 crore and submitted their bills before March 31 have "not a single penny" and farmers were forced to sell mustard and gram at much lower price that the MSP fixed by the Centre.

The has failed to make arrangement for gunny bags to the farmers, he alleged.

Gehlot is pitted against sitting Shekhawat in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls. A constituency of 19.34 lakh voters, goes to polls in the fourth phase of the on April 29.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 22:05 IST