Vasundhara Raje blames Congress for increased swine flu cases
(Sourced from PTI)
Former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje attacked the Congress government over its "failure" to tackle swine flu menace in the state. A total of 49 people have died of the H1N1 flu in the state this year and 1,233 people have been found positive. "Had the Congress-led state government been alert, swine flu wouldn't have claimed so many lives in the state," Raje said yesterday.
Addressing the party workers at her constituency, Jhalawar, the BJP leader said, "The state is in the grip of swine flu which is spreading at a fast rate, while the Congress government is on a 'resting' mode." Raje alleged that around 2,000 cases of swine flu have surfaced across the country and 1,175 of them were from Rajasthan.
The former chief minister also hit out at the state government over its farm loan waiver scheme. "People of the state have come to realize that the Congress government was supplying electricity to farmers at night instead of day," she said, adding claims of farmers' loan waiver within 10 days of coming to power has proved to be a "gimmick".
The promise of unemployment allowance of Rs. 3,500 also seems to have vanished from the ruling dispensation's memory, the former chief minister said. Raje asserted that the people of Rajasthan did not reject the BJP government in the last state assembly polls. "...if that was the case, the Congress would have won a majority," she said. Congress had won 99 seats in recent Assembly-polls.