Rajasthan: CM Ashok Gehlot auctioned souvenirs to help martyr’s families, raises Rs 1.5 Cr
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Rajasthan: CM Ashok Gehlot auctions his souvenirs to help martyr’s families, raises Rs 1.5 Cr

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday auctioned mementos and souvenirs presented to him for raising money to be paid to the families martyrs.

In the auction organised the by Jaipur-based Bharat Seva Sansthan more than 350 presents and souvenirs were auctioned with them getting sold at a price ranging from Rs 5000 to Rs 1 lac.

“Our government will not let anything come between us helping the families of our brave soldiers who have been martyred while protecting the country’s borders. All of us are standing with the families of martyrs in this difficult hour.”, Gehlot tweeted.

At least 40 CRPF troopers were killed and some 20 others injured on Thursday, February 14, when a van packed with explosives reportedly rammed into a CRPF bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. In the deadliest attack ever on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, a Jaish suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into a CRPF convoy of 70 vehicles in Pulwama district.

The attack took place when the CRPF was moving 2,547 CRPF jawans/officers in two convoys moving close to each other from Jammu to South Kashmir in 78 vehicles including, buses, armoured vehicles and jeeps.

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