Congress blames Raje for lack of coordination between state and Centre

Sachin Pilot on Sunday said the state is suffering despite the BJP being in power in both the Centre and state.

Jaipur: Hitting out at Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for alleged lack of coordination between the Centre and Rajasthan government, state Congress President Sachin Pilot today said the state is suffering despite the BJP being in power in both the Centre and state.

"BJP is ruling both at the Centre and the state. All the 25 MPs in Loksabha are from BJP but despite that the state has not benefited in terms of assistance from the Centre," Pilot said.

"The state should have got more assistance from the Centre but probably, there is a lack of coordination and the chief minister is responsible for that. States like Gujarat and Maharashtra are getting much assistance from the Centre," he told PTI.

Questioning the Resurgent Rajasthan summit held last month, Pilot said that the state government invited big industrialists and publicised the name of Prime Minister who did not attend the event.

He said that small and local investors were neglected in the summit, which was focused on big industries and companies, while alleging that expenditure on the summit was not transparent.

The former Union minister also targeted the state government on the law and order issue, saying that it was the failure of the state government that notorious criminals managed to escape from a police van in "filmy style" but police department could not trace them.

"Home Minister also looks helpless," he said, while claiming that the crime against women and rape increased in the state despite the fact that the chief minister was a woman.

Cases of atrocities on Dalits and heinous crime also increased under BJP rule due to which there is a feeling of insecurity among people and the chief minister is responsible for it, he alleged.

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