Baran (Rajasthan) [India], November 21 (ANI): Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, while addressing a public meeting on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Anta in Rajasthan's Baran district, lauded PM Modi for creating a significant difference in the lives of the people with his schemes and initiatives.
"PM Modi has revolutionized the lives of people with schemes like Ujjwala Yojana, Ayushman Bharat Yojana, Mudra Yojana. He has also promised to increase the Rs 6000 per year amount that was given to farmers under the Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme. The amount will now be Rs 12000," said Vasundhara Raje.
Further lauding the Prime Minister, Vasundhara Raje took aim at Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and held him responsible for Rajasthan's deteriorating condition.
"On one hand, PM Modi has led the nation towards rapid development, on the other hand, Ashok Gehlot and his corruption have put the state of Rajasthan on a backfoot in the last five years. Rajasthan is facing the maximum corruption in India at present," Vasundhara Raje said.
"The Gehlot government has not only made records in corruption but also in crime against women, unemployment and paper leaks," she added.
She further exuded confidence that Ashok Gehlot will be facing a record defeat in the state.
"His (Ashok Gehlot) promises are mostly promises but cannot be seen on ground reality. He forgets what promises he has made and makes new promises after that," said Vasundhara Raje.
Meanwhile, Congress National President Malikarjun Kharge, today launched the Congress manifesto for the forthcoming Rajasthan assembly elections.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge along with chief minister Ashok Gehlot, and former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot were among those who released the 'Jan Ghoshna Patra' - at the state party office in Jaipur.
BJP National President JP Nadda had already released the BJP's 'Sankalp Patra' (manifesto) in Jaipur for forthcoming Rajasthan assembly polls.
Rajasthan is set to undergo assembly polls on November 25, and the counting of votes will be done on December 3.
BJP has fielded Kanwar Lal Meena from the Anta assembly constituency while Congress has fielded Pramod Jain Bhaya against him from the constituency. Pramod Jain Bhaya is the incumbent MLA from Anta.
Of the 200 seats, 199 seats will be contested on November 25 as the Congress candidate for the Karanpur assembly constituency in Rajasthan, Gurmeet Singh Koonar, passed away due to sepsis. The Election Commission, therefore, adjourned elections in the Karanpur assembly constituency. Koonar was the sitting MLA from Karanpur. (ANI)