Rajasthan government helpless before crime, corruption: Raje

Last Updated: Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 18:29

Jaipur: Launching a scathing attack on
the Rajasthan government, former state Chief Minister
Vasundhara Raje on Thursday said that the statements of the state
government have shown that it is helpless before corruption
and crime in the state.

"The 21-month-old government has not given anything
substantial to the state but crime has risen considerably
which has disturbed everyone`s life but the government is not
bothered," she said at a press conference here.
"Cases of atrocities on women, theft etc. has risen
in the Congress rule. According to crime report, 480 incidents
of crime are happening in the state per day, and the cases of
women atrocities have increased by 20 per cent in 21 months as
compared to the last 20 years, but the government is doing
nothing except making mere statements," she alleged.

The former chief minister also alleged that in the
recently concluded Collectors and SPs conference, the Chief
Minister and Home Minister admitted that corruption is
prevailing in police.

"The state government has accepted that there is
corruption in police and failure of intelligence, but it seems
incapable of doing anything against it," Raje said.

"The state government is just issuing statements,
discussing the issues but not doing anything on the ground to
curb the ill practises which have made life of people very
miserable. Not only the common man, but the state ministers
and MLAs of the ruling party feel it and say it openly," she
said.

Raje also alleged that Rajasthan Minister of State
Ameen Khan, referring to a case in Jaisalmer, said in the
Collectors and SPs conference that police changed a case of
murder to an accident.
"We do not know the truth whether it was done or not
by the police, but...this is the statement of the government
and shows that the government itself is admitting the worst
situation prevailing in the state," she said.

"On the other hand, Parlimentary Secretary Girraj
Singh Malinga alleged in the conference that police is totally
helpless before dacoits in Dhlopur. When ministers are making
such allegation, then what a common man can expect from such
government?" Raje said.

Meanwhile, CPI (M) also criticised the state
government following the resentment shown against police by
ministers in the Collectors` and SPs` conference, and demanded
resignation of state Home Minister Shanti Dhariwal.

"State Home Minister should resign on moral ground,
who in the conference said `police stations have become
shelter of land mafias`," the party said in a statement here.

"MoS Ameen Khan also levelled serious allegations on
police in the conference. Besides, Education Minister has
taken bribe of crores of rupees in transfers of teachers
recently, but there is no word against the minister from
Gehlot," the statement said.

"The party challenges the Chief Minister to sack Home
Minister and Education Minister if he is really against
corruption," it said.
Rahul`s statement "childish": Raje

BJP General Secretary Vasundhara Raje
today termed as "childish" Congress leader Rahul Gandhi`s
remark equating RSS with banned SIMI as both the outfits
"preached fundamentalist ideologies".

"I would say that it was a childing statement and one
should think before making statements and avoid such
statements," Raje told reporters here.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 18:29

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