Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday launched a scathing attack on Congress party on Friday. Addressing an election rally in Nainwa town of Bundi district, Raje lashed out at the Congress and said that they retained power for decades by creating tension among different castes and communities, and claimed what the party could not do in terms of development in 50 years her dispensation did in the past five.
"We have done so much development works in the state in the past five years that successive Congress governments failed to do in 50 years of their rule", she claimed.
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Seeking votes for BJP nominee Omendra Singh Hada in the Hindoli assembly constituency, the chief minister said, "My government has made best efforts to place Rajasthan on the top in terms of development and progress."
Refuting the Congress charge that her government increased the state's debt, she said, "The Congress (government) availed loans and spent it on their own luxuries but we borrowed money and spent it for the development of the people."
"Our government waived about 30 lakhs farmers' loans up to Rs 50,000," Raje said.
The state government has ensured the safety and security of women and girls, she said.
The chief minister also counted the accomplishments of her government in the fields of education, information technology and employment generation.
Taking a swipe at the Congress, she said the opposition party has six aspirants for the chief minister's post. They are like contestants of television show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati', but their dream of becoming chief minister would never be fulfilled as the BJP is once again set to form the government in Rajasthan, she added.
Raje also accused the Congress of promoting one family instead of focusing on the country's development.
"The BJP treats the country as its mother but the Congress's mother is Sonia Gandhi. She is more than the Mother India for the party. They believe in worshipping one family than the country," Raje said referring to sloganeering in Bikaner where a Congress leader allegedly asked workers to raise slogans of 'Sonia Gandhi ki Jai' instead of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'.
Raje exuded confidence that saffron will again bloom in Rajasthan riding on the development work and public welfare schemes of the BJP-led state government.
Election to the 200-member Rajasthan assembly will be held on December 7.