Everything is smooth in Congress party: CM Gehlot

Jaipur, October 13: Ahead of Rajasthan assembly elections, state Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday asserted that everything is smooth in the Congress party.

“Everything is smooth in the Congress party. People across the villages are saying that there’s no anti-incumbency and there is not a wave against the government…The people in Rajasthan are welcoming all the schemes…Rajasthan is the first government that does not have a wave against the government…” CM Gehlot said.

The Rajasthan Assembly consists of 200 constituencies that will be contested. Since its formation, the state has been dominated by the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Congress secured a victory in the last elections in 2018 with 101 seats. The party is yet to release its list of candidates while the opposition in the state- Bharatiya Janata Party has released its first list fielding as many as 7 MPs in the assembly polls. The Congress will begin its election campaign for the upcoming assembly election in Rajasthan on October 16 with “Kaam kiya dil se, Congress fir se” as its slogan, state party president Govind Singh Dotasra said on Sunday.
Addressing the media after the meeting of the State Congress War Room, said that the party will keep the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP) on its priority list and start campaigning from Baran district and cover 12 districts of eastern Rajasthan where the canal is proposed for meeting out drinking and irrigation water for the people.

“Congress will start its campaign ‘Kaam Kiya Dil se, Congress Sarkar Phir se’ from October 16. We will begin it from the centre’s broken promise on ERCP (Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project) … We will start in 12 districts from October 16… We will do meetings in every district where at least one lakh people will come…” Dotasra said.
Jhalawar, Baran, Kota, Bundi, Jaipur, Dausa, Karauli, Alwar, Bharatpur, Sawai Madhopur, Ajmer, Tonk and Dholpur will be part of the Congress’ poll campaign in eastern Rajasthan.

The Election Commission of India on Wednesday changed the poll dates of Rajasthan Assembly elections from November 23 to November 25. The counting of votes will take place on 3 December. Earlier on Monday, the Election Commission announced the schedule for Assembly polls in Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana.

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