Govt in T-20 mode to do more work be­fore LS polls: Min­is­ter

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KOTA: Trans­port min­is­ter and in­charge f or Kota dis­trict, Pratap Singh Khachariyawas on Sun­day said the state gov­ern­ment is in “T-20 mode” to com­plete the de­vel­op­ment projects in Ra­jasthan be­fore Lok Sabha elec­tions.

“Newly formed Con­gress gov­ern­ment is in T-20 mode with fo­cus on more work in less time to clinch all 25 Lok Sabha seats of Ra­jasthan,” said Khachariyawas dur­ing a party meet­ing at the Dis­trict Con­gress Com­mit­tee of­fice in Kota to re­view prepa­ra­tions for the Lok Sabha elec­tions.

Khachariyawas warned the state farm­ers not to fall “prey to BJP ru­mours” on farm loan waiver, as the Con­gress gov­ern­ment has al­ready is­sued or­ders for the farm loan waiver of “all farm­ers in the state”. “There should not be any ap­pre­hen­sion re­gard­ing farm loan waiver, as gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to farm loan waiver worth Rs 18,000 in the state,” he added.

“For­mer BJP gov­ern­ment an­nounced farm loan waiver of just Rs 8,000 crores, of which it man­aged to waive off only Rs 2,000 crores, while the rest farm loans will be waived by Con­gress gov­ern­ment now,” he said. “We want to fill ‘pot­holes’ cre­ated by for­mer gov­ern­ment so that peo­ple can re­pose their faith on us,” he added.

“If any farmer has is­sues with farm loan waiver, he should go to the in­ter-de­part­men­tal com­mit­tee of the state gov­ern­ment on farm loans waiver,” he ad­vised.

He said the Con­gress has given slo­gan of chang­ing Ra­jasthan and now its min­is­ters, MLA and party of­fice-bear­ers would en­sure it. “We will for­mu­late time-bound pro­gramme in the state, in which the of­fi­cials will have to re­dress the pub­lic griev­ances in time limit, so that peo­ple can see de­vel­op­ment and re­lief,” he added.

On the is­sue of Ra­jasthan road­ways, Khachariyawas said that for­mer gov­ern­ment tried to close the road­ways on which the state peo­ple have trust, but the Con­gress gov­ern­ment will not close the road­ways. He also crit­i­cised Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi and his gov­ern­ment on eco­nomic and farm dis­tress, Rafale deal and other is­sues.

On the sug­ges­tion of Con­gress MLA from San­god, Bharat Singh that of­fi­cials, who re­main posted both in Con­gress and BJP gov­ern­ments, should be given trans­fer post­ing out of Kota dis­trict so that peo­ple can sense change in the gov­ern­ment, Khachariyavas said i f any of­fi­cial i s f ound in­volved in cor­rup­tion, then ac­tion would be taken against him.

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Trans­port min­is­ter Pratap Singh Khachariyawas takes a meet­ing at the dis­trict party of­fice in Kota on Sun­day.

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