During the Congress rule growth slowed down in all sectors, including power generation and food production, BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said and added that only crime against women rose during the period.
    
Nine Congress MLAs, including three ministers, had to quit the government on the charges of crime against women in the past five years, she alleged.
    
Referring to allegations levelled by a rape victim against former minister Babulal Nagar that she was offered Rs seven crore by an aide to drop the case, Lekhi said that a competent probe agency or the Income Tax department should look into how the money had been arranged by the ex-minister.
    
The BJP leader also said that several corruption cases raised her party, including corruption in mining, are still unanswered, she said.
    
During the previous Raje government, Rajasthan's growth rate was 9.09 percent, but now under the Congress rule it has slipped to 5.4 percent, Meenakshi said.
    
Growth in agriculture declined from 4.9 to 2.5 percent, industrial growth from 7 to 5.08 percent, she added. The debt burden of the state has risen to Rs 1 lakh 33 crore in the last five years, she alleged.
    
On a question on secularism, Lekhi claimed that BJP is the most secular party, while the Congress is the most communal party with its divisive policy.
    
On being asked whether the party would consider giving ticket to former Army chief VK Singh in the Rajasthan Assembly polls, she said, "I know that the Congress-led UPA government is chasing the retired General. If such moments come for the party, the media would be informed about Singh's candidature."

(Agencies)

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