Bikaner: After winning all Dalit seats in the state assembly, the state government has failed to accommodate any Dalit in its cabinet, said Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Sachin Pilot at a press conference in Bikaner on Friday. "Rajasthan, a state with a meagre population of 7 crore, is run by the BJP during whose tenure, 8,000 cases of women atrocity have surfaced. With this background, the BJP is contesting in Uttar Pradesh, a state with triple the population of Rajasthan," said Pilot.
Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did precious little about the waterlogging crises in Hanumangarh district, Pilot said the BJP had promised an effective canal irrigation system in the state but has failed in getting even its legal share from Punjab, where the party has political tie-ups.
Pilot demanded that the government should declare funds raised from private contributions for Mukhya Mantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan in public domain. "The government has forced industrialists for donations and misused the funds," added the state PCC chief. At a PCC meeting held earlier, leader of opposition Rameshwar Lal Dudi said the party is sniffing a strong resistance about the works of the state government and that the Congress is set to take advantage of the voter's mood. Addressing executives, Sachin Pilot said the Congress has a perfect combination of young workers and veteran leaders who can convert the public will into vote.