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Raje was not concerned about people of Ajmer, Alwar in last 4

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

today alleged that Minister was doing extended tours of and Alwar ahead of January 29 bypolls there, but was not concerned about the people there for last four years.

Addressing a rally in after candidate filed nomination for the bypoll, Gehlot claimed that people would be surprised, if details of Raje's helicopter tours to and were revealed.

"After becoming the minister, Raje had said she would live a simple life, but she kept on doing helicopter tours," he said.

"The minister was not concerned about the people for the last four years and now doing extended tours in the poll-bound constituencies. People are wise enough to understand the reasons," the alleged.

Taking a jibe at the BJP, the former said, it was a party of "empty rhetoric" whereas Congress made big sacrifices and takes people of all religions and castes along with it.

Congress chief alleged that people talk about the developmental works carried out by previous UPA government, but the dispensation in the state worked to stall the development projects.

He accused the saffron party of misleading people by making tall promises and said the "did not honour" the mandate that the people of the state had given it.

has regressed on the development path in the last four years and tours of Raje and her ministers ahead of the bypolls indicate that they want to remain in power anyhow, Pilot claimed.

Bye-elections will also be held in and Alwar Lok Sabha constituencies, and segment the same day. The bypolls are being held due to deaths of Sanwar Lal Jat, and Mandalgarh MLA Kirti Kumari (all of BJP) last year.

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

First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 22:25 IST