Raje accuses Gehlot of stalling development works

Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje has accused her successor Ashok Gehlot of stalling development works initiated by her government.

Last Updated: Mar 27, 2011, 20:35 PM IST

Jodhpur: Former Rajasthan chief minister
Vasundhara Raje has accused her successor Ashok Gehlot of
stalling development works initiated by her government.

"Most of the development projects launched by previous
BJP government in the state have either been discontinued or
are progressing at snail`s pace with no release of funds,"
Raje told reporters in Jodhpur on the second day of her campaign
against the state government.

Charging Gehlot government with financial mismanagement,
she said citing a report that 80 per cent of the budget for
different projects and schemes has lapsed, which is indicative
of the government`s indifference towards development, the
Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly said.

She said the BJP government had launched a number of
projects right from women and child welfare to the power
sector with adequate funds allocated for their smooth and
speedy implementation but most of them have run into rough
weather due to alleged apathy of the Gehlot government.

"Where has all the money earmarked for these projects has
gone," she asked.

Seeking to counter corruption charges levelled against
her government, Raje said it was accused of having been
involved in scams worth Rs 22000 crore but the allegation is
yet to be substantiated as details of the "hypothetical"
figure have still not been produced.

Alleging largescale corruption in the government ranks,
she said all these matters are being hushed up by making the
lowly positioned officers scapegoats and brazenly overlooking
the actual culprits.

PTI