During his visit to Baran on Thursday, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for development works worth Rs 149 crore.
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Gehlot, one of the proposers of Kharge, said Tharoor is also a good man and has good thoughts but he is from the elite class.
Stressing on party unity, he said irrespective of whoever wins the election, they all have to work together to strengthen the Congress at all levels.
Speaking with reporters after landing here from Jaipur, Gehlot said he will take decisions with which the Congress is strengthened.
Noting that the central government provides free-of-cost precautionary doses to people above 60 years of age, Gehlot said the same benefit should be extended to the 18-45 age group in the country.
Responding to a question about state BJP leaders meeting the governor over the Karauli incident, he alleged that they work to set things on fire instead of extinguishing them.
The Dharma Sansad, held from December 17-20, was organised by Yati Narasimhanand Giri of the Juna Akhada, who is already under police scanner for making hate speeches and inciting violence against Muslims.
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he also demanded that people below 18 years of age be also vaccinated.
Fifteen ministers- 11 cabinet and four ministers of state (MoS)- will take oath at the Raj Bhawan at 4 pm on Sunday. The 11 cabinet ministers include three who have been elevated from MoS to cabinet rank.
Gehlot wrote in his letter that with the reduction of excise duty by the Centre, the VAT of the states automatically reduces proportionally, according to a release.
The meeting comes a day ahead of the Congress working Committee (CWC) meeting to be held on Saturday.
The Chief Minister said on the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case that the deaths of farmers after being crushed by a vehicle of a Union Minister’s son was unprecedented.
His remarks come after Singh on Saturday indicated that the dissension-driven party could see more tension.
Earlier, state Health Minister Raghu Sharma said that Rajasthan is becoming an example for other states in vaccinating people against Covid.
He said there is no anti-incumbency in the state and these results show the Congress will form the government again in the state in 2023.
The 70-year-old Gehlot underwent angioplasty after he complained of heaviness in his chest and pain in neck.
The two-day one-on-one interaction round was aimed to break the ice between the two camps being led by Gehlot and former deputy CM Sachin Pilot.
The state government on Sunday withdrew curfew and reopened multiplexes and outdoor activities with certain restrictions because of the constant decrease in the Covid positive cases.
Gehlot was addressing a video conference after he and Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan virtually laid foundation stones for medical colleges in the state’s Chittorgarh and Sriganganagar districts.
On Wednesday, he tweeted that his wife had also tested positive for coronavirus and she too was asymptomatic.
Gehlot also tweeted details about devolution, divisible pool and change in sharing pattern of centrally sponsored schemes.
The decision was taken on Chief Minister Gehlot’s initiative, an official statement said on Saturday. The prisoners who are proposed to be released include the ones who have completed most of their sentences with good conduct in jails, the statement said.
While the Congress in Rajasthan continues to face a tough task in balancing the equation between Gehlot and Pilot, it also faces challenge to accommodate all the factions in the state.
State Women and Child Development Minister Mamta Bhupesh, State Minister Pramod Jain Bhaya, Chief Secretary Niranjan Arya and many senior officers were present in this virtual launch.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot condoled the death of Meghwal, who was a five-time MLA.