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Rajasthan govt to review newly formed districts under Congress' tenure

The BJP-led Rajasthan govt has set up a cabinet sub-committee to review 17 districts and three new divisions created during the previous Congress administration under Ashok Gehlot. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma announced the five-member sub-committee, including Deputy CM Prem Chand Bairwa as the convenor.

Edited By: Nitin Kumar @Niitz1 Jaipur Published on: June 13, 2024 11:26 IST
Rajasthan CM Bhajan Lal Sharma
Image Source : PTI/FILE PHOTO Jaipur: Rajasthan CM Bhajan Lal Sharma speaks during a function.

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led Rajasthan Government has established a cabinet sub-committee to assess the status of 17 districts and three new divisions created during the previous Congress administration led by Ashok Gehlot. The order was issued late Wednesday night by the state's Revenue and Colonisation Department.

Committee composition

Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma constituted the five-member sub-committee, which includes Deputy CM Prem Chand Bairwa (the convenor) and ministers Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Kanhaiyalal Meena, Suresh Rawat, and Hemant Meena.

Formation of new districts by Congress

In August 2023, the then CM Ashok Gehlot-led cabinet approved the creation of 19 new districts and three new divisions based on a high-level committee's recommendations. Additionally, in October, the Congress government announced the formation of Malpura, Sujangarh, and Kuchaman City as new districts, increasing the total number of districts in Rajasthan to 53. Gehlot stated that these decisions were made in response to public demand and the high-level panel's advice, and the administration committed to addressing future delimitation issues accordingly.

BJP's electoral victory

In December 2023, the BJP came to power in Rajasthan after winning the assembly elections. The BJP secured 115 out of 199 seats in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, with Bhajan Lal Sharma being appointed as the Chief Minister. The Congress, on the other hand, won 69 seats.

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