Congress is claiming to go to people on the issues like ‘free medicine scheme’ ‘free medical checkup scheme’, cheap ration; and is also saying that BJP doesn’t have any issue for this VidhanSabha elections; what is your reaction on this?
If Congress really wanted to do something then it had five whole years, but the party was sleeping for last four and a half years. It had sufficient budget. Money was lying unused with the different department of Government; still it was not used. 1 lakh 14 thousand posts of teachers are vacant in schools, posts of government doctors are vacant; these are just a few examples, one can easily understand the reality of the claims of the government.
So should we believe that Gehlot Government has started all these schemes just to get benefit in elections?
Indeed. If Congress didn’t want these schemes to be made an election issue and get benefit out of them it would have started them four years ago.
What is your agenda in this VidhanSabha Election?
In this election our main agenda is ‘Development of Rajasthan’. Everyone in Rajasthan agrees that in the State, development has taken place only during the tenure of Shri Shekhawat and Smt. Vasundhara Raje.
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpeyi gave ‘PradhanMantri Gram Sadak Yojana’ to the country, of which Rajasthan is also getting the benefit. Similarly UPA Government has also given MGNREGA, isn’t Rajasthan getting the benefits of MGNREGA?
MGNREGA has done no development in Rajasthan. Has anything substantial been built due to MGNREGA which has helped in developing Rajasthan? In our budget of 2008-2009 we spent six thousand crore Rs in MGNREGA and Congress has spent only 1900 crore. We gave 100 days labour to about 26 lakh people and Congress has given to only 1 lakh 3 thousand people. In Rajasthan the whole MNREGA scheme has completely failed.
The present government of Rajasthan is trying hard to encash Refinery issue, what are your comments on it?
Gehlot Government has failed most drastically on Refinery issue only. In Centre as well as in State it’s their government. But they have done the work in their last phase only, I am saying ‘last phase’ because the work of Refinery won’t start now. If they would have done this work before four years by now refinery’s work would have been started and Rajasthan would have got its benefit.
In Rajasthan a new experiment on Yatras has been started. On one hand Congress took out its Yatra, on the other hand BJP also took out its Yatra, in the concluding ceremony of this Yatra BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Shri Narendra Modi also came, in which crowd of lakhs of people came. Do you think you will get benefit of this in VidhanSabha elections?
The Yatra of Congress was a government Yatra and a government programme, in which government money was used. Now after the code of conduct has been implemented when Congress will organise any programme it’ll come to know its real situation. Not just me but whole Rajasthan knows the public support that our Yatra got.
To expose the corruption of Rajasthan Congress Rajasthan BJP has brought a ‘Black Paper’. Please through some light on this.
Rajasthan government gave 10,000 hectare land of farmers at through away prices to the son in law of Gandhi family Shri Robert Vadra. Although Rajasthan Government knew that a solar energy centre had to be opened here but they called Vadra and crores of rupees were given without interest. After the government announcement of power-project, Vadra sold that same land at high prices and earned money multiple times more than the cost.
If this is not corruption then what is? With the announcement of making 100 solar energy hubs, the land which poor farmers sold at 34,000 Rs, if for that same land he would have received 20,00,000 Rs; at least it would have helped him come out of his poverty.
Congress is making allegations that Vasundhara Raje, who was away from the Sate for two and a half years, has made money along with Lalit Modi. What are your comments on this?
You had five whole years. If you had any such suspicion you should have inquired and should have proved these allegations in the very starting itself, but you didn’t do that because you didn’t have any fact, now what’s the use of saying all this, public knows the reality quite well.