Jaipur: Basking in the glory of completion of three years in office in Rajasthan, the Ashok Gehlot government on Tuesday asserted that that the ruling Congress has accomplished many developmental projects and is also very sensitive on the issue of corruption, unlike the previous BJP government.

Talking to reporters in Jaipur, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot counted the achievements of his government in the last three years while if experts are to be believed there is a good difference between the two terms of Gehlot government. They say Gehlot’s present term is much better than his previous one.

They also argue that the poor people in the state have been left untouched by several schemes drafted for their benefits.

The government also seems to have failed on reforms front. It had promised to amend state Land Acquisition Act on the lines of Haryana but miserably failed in the effort. The other reforms which the state government failed to carry out include the abolition of Section 90B of Rajasthan Land Revenue Act, providing 24-hour power supply, decision on creating new districts, creating a film city with private partnership, relief in taxes on diesel and petrol.

But despite several roadblocks the government has managed to sanction several key projects including work on Jaipur Metro, free housing and medicines to poor, approval for Banswara-Dungarpur-Ratlam rail section, linking religious places to concrete roads.

The government also had to face stiff criticism on political fronts, one of them being the case of missing nurse Bhanwari Devi, in which the government had to sack its Irrigation and

Water Resources Minister Mahipal Maderna for his alleged involvement in the disappearance and murder of the nurse.

Mahipal Maderna is currently in CBI custody facing severe charges in the case.

The other case being the police firing on Muslims that left 10 people dead in Gopalgarh village of Bharatpur district for which the Congress government had to face severe criticism for administrative apathy.

Other cases relate to corruption and political instability that led to the recent Cabinet reshuffle in the state.

Despite all these ups and downs, the Chief Minister is upbeat about the state’s future and development and says that the state has progressed so much that it does not need to beg from the Centre and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

(JPN/ Bureau)