Plight of hapless patients extend for another day as government doctors spent Tuesday in talks. Three ministers of the government and several rounds of talks could not convince the agitating doctors till late evening. The talks are scheduled to be resumed at Zanana Hospital at 11am on Wednesday.Meanwhile earlier the government declared a deadline for doctors to join duty by Tuesday midnight though showed signs of avoiding arrest for some more time as talks apparently were heading towards consensus. However, the issue of withdrawal of transfer orders of doctor leaders remains an issue of contention. “I request all doctors to finish the strike and resume their duties as soon as possible. This is to ensure that patients are not affected by the issue. I also urge them to leave the decision on chief minister Vasundhara Raje, and I request the government to give back the assignments and duties to the doctors,” Kilak told media.Even as some doctors evading the association call responded on duty during the day, many continued with the strike. Earlier in the day, the first meeting took place early in the morning at PWD minister, Yunus Khan’s residence. This was followed by a second round of meeting which involved BJP state president Ashok Parnami, Rajasthan health minister Kali Charan Saraf, in addition to Khan.The third round took place late in the evening at state minister Ajay Kilak’s residence. This meeting was attended by Medical state minister, Banshidhar Bajiya, Saraf, Khan, and Dr Lakshman Ola, vice-president, All Rajasthan in Service Doctor Association. The final meeting happened at Parnami’s residence.Ola confirmed resuming of services on Wednesday, if the government promises no arrests. Parnami also agreed for reconciliation and assured complete cooperation towards the doctors.Notably, Rajasthan high court, on Monday, had given orders which allowed the state government to take decisions as it deems fit, in case the doctors do not show up for duties in next 24hrs.According to officials from the health department, there are about 7,000 doctors providing services in the state. Out of these, about 2,000 were already on duties, irrespective of strike, and abut 1,500 are expected to join by Wednesday morning.
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The state BJP president Ashok Parnami came down on the opposition’s criticism of the BJP government with tabled figures of the governments achievement over the past four years. Addressing the media on the evening of Vasundhara Raje led government in state, the BJP president also had on his disposal tally of the awards and initiatives held by the present government.“The opposition has been making baseless allegations, they do not have facts and figures on their side. Its on these figures that credibility of statements stands,” said Parnami. “Raje government’s works have been acclaimed across the country and have received several prestigious awards including CM Raje being awarded as ‘Digital leader of the Year’ in 2016-17,” Parnami asserted.In a comparative statement of performance he showed that under the present government’s four year tenure till October of this year the electricity production has increased by 6938.21 MW where the increase in the previous government’s five year tenure was 3953.89 MW. There were 22.67 lakh new electricity connections so far been issued by the government which is over 3 lakh more than those issued by previous government. The electricity subsidy of Rs 25011.89 crore extended by the government is more than 8 times of the subsidy provided by the previous government. The balance sheet of over a dozen departments presented by Parnami not only held the Raje government ahead on its flagship schemes and focus sectors of water, road and power, it also showed of the government to have excelled the former in schemes such as MNREGA.
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<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons on Thursday was elected as the unopposed Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan.After Congress did not elect any candidate and there was no other nomination for the seat, Alphons was elected as the Rajya Sabha MP.”I thank Honorable PM Shri Narendra Modi ji, Shri Amit Shah Ji, Shrimati Vasundhara Raje ji, MLAs, and the people of Rajasthan for electing me as a member of parliament,” Alphons said after being elected.The seat was vacant since M Venkaiah Naidu was elected as the Vice President.BJP state president Ashok Parnami, State parliamentary secretary Rajendra Rathore, social justice and empowerment minister Arun Chaturvedi and others were present during the occasion.Alphons joined politics when as an independent MLA backed by the CPI(M) in Kerala in 2006 but joined BJP in 2011.(With Inputs from PTI)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Khatolai village transformer blast toll on Wednesday reached 14 with four more succumbing to their injuries while the condition of seven injured was reported to be critical.Politicos thronged the hospital and blast site near Shahpura a day after the incident. Meanwhile, bodies five women victims were handed to the family members after post-mortem at NIMS hospital. An elderly woman and her granddaughter were cremated on the same pyre.MP from Jaipur Rural Rajyavardhan Rathore reached SMS hospital where he spoke with the doctors and the relatives of the patients. The MP then travelled to the site of the incident and met with the aggrieved family members. BJP state president Ashok Parnami also met the doctors and family members at the SMS hospital.Meanwhile, PCC Chief Sachin Pilot also reached the hospital along with other politicos from Congress party and took stock of the treatment and facilities provided to the injured.It should be noted that on Tuesday 10 people, including a five-year-old girl and a newborn child, were killed in a blast in an electric transformer installed in Khatolai village near Shahpura town. More than 20 people sustained serious injuries.A family was holding a function for the upcoming marriage of two sisters of the family at the spot when the incident occurred. As the news of the incident spread, cops, administrative officials, politicos and locals rushed to the spot. Villagers refused to remove the bodies from the spot.District collector Siddharth Mahajan rushed to Khatolai and announced a compensation of Rs10 lakh to deceased’s family. Furthermore, he also assured that the injured would get a compensation based on the percentage as prescribed.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The BJP will aggressively counter Congress’ criticism on social media. During Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s Ajmer tour, it was decided that the party should respond in an offensive way to the Congress in the run-up to Lok Sabha by-polls.CM Vasundhara Raje and state president Ashok Parnami told party workers to send 50 WhatsApp messages in response to one misleading message from the Congress.During the meeting of Mandal and booth presidents and booth vistaraks, both Raje and Parnami had emphasised the importance of social media. They said it will play a crucial role in coming elections and they should provide party’s programmes and governments schemes and decisions to maximum people through the social media.However, there was concern that despite having WhatsApp group by party officials, most messages and information posted on these groups have no relevance. “Only party related information should be posted,” they said.Other worrying aspect that came to fore during the feedback meetings with party officials and workers for three hours each was that booth management is still weak. And, party officials failed to mention five important schemes of the state government. Only 2 or 3 out of 100 party officials could tell the names. Some of them mentioned Central schemes instead of the state schemes.CM’s meeting with different communities was also used by contenders for the party ticket for the by-poll. Jat, Vaishya and Rawat communities lobbied for a ticket for the leader from their communities. Some contenders had come with supporters who raised slogans in support of their leaders, which didn’t go well with the CM.
At the meeting held under leadership of chief minister Vasundhara Raje at a private hotel, only selected 42 senior leaders and officials of the party were invited, however, even of these 13 were unable to reach the meeting. <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Selection of candidates to contest for vacant MP and MLA was discussed on priority by BJP as party’s state think tank met for ‘chintan’ baithak on Thursday. At the meeting held under leadership of chief minister Vasundhara Raje at a private hotel, only selected 42 senior leaders and officials of the party were invited, however, even of these 13 were unable to reach the meeting. The Ajmer lok sabha seat has been vacant after demise of BJP leader Sanwarlal Jat and by-elections are due here along with Mandalgarh assembly constituency. The by-elections will take place just before state goes for assembly polls in end of 2018 and BJP wants to leave no stone un-turned to ensure its victory. However, talking to media party state president Ashok Parnami denied the candidate selection to have been discussed at the meeting and said that “at the ‘chintan’ bethak there were also other issues to undergo deliberation,”. Among these were also the future plan for party activist to take the schemes of BJP government at state and center among common public. Also discussions were reportedly held on the plans to celebrate achievements of BJP government in state on completion of four years of its present term.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A reinforced and rejuvenated Chief Minister (after a recent empowering Amit Shah visit) is all set by now to receive an enthusiastic Prime Minister at Udaipur on 29th August. In fact, after a recent three day long Amit Shah “clean chit” visit, now the Prime Minister Modi is coming calling to entrust a Raje Raj in Rajasthan. Her core team, consisting of Ashok Parnami, V. Satish, Ashok Jain and Tanmay Kumar has done all the required homework at the political and bureaucratic level.According to ground reports, a 29th August Narendra Modi Udaipur show is likely to be a super hit Election campaign exercise with a huge crowd and also representing the entire party and the government as a single unit under a Raje umbrella. Today, Rajasthan happens to be only one of a few BJP ruled state, where the party and the government are working in a close coordination and as a well coordinated unit.Though, in Delhi circles a close Raje confident and trusted ally Ashok Parnami is being considered as a “rubber stamp”, but still under a close Raje supervision, Parnami has taken further the party to the grass root level. The latest addition in this team is a sober and seasoned V.Satish, who has silently acquired the role of a “watch dog and ears and eyes” of Amit Shah and Narendra Modi in Rajasthan. During the last few months, Satish has also developed a close rapport with Parnami and Raje. Now, all the three (Raje, Parnami and Satish) is trying to pose themselves as a unified and united force in front of a visiting Prime Minister. Surprisingly, the dissident camp, mainly led by Om Mathur and Ghanshyam Tiwari is not visible in this visit. Since Raje took over the command of the state, both Mathur and Tiwari has been constantly complaining to Narendra Modi and Amit Shah about the alleged “misrule” by Vasundhara Raje in particular and the state government in general. Tiwari, by crossing all norms of internal party discipline, had openly levelled charges against the Chief Minister, which were quickly contradicted by a few Raje loyalist like Yunus, Rathore etc. However, after a recent Amit Shah Jaipur visit, this Mathur and Tiwari chapter also seems to be over by now, though BJP high command has preferred to play only “neutral” in this blame game. It neither took any cognizance of Tiwari’s alleged anti-Raje allegations nor had sought any “explanation” from the Chief Minister on the charges levelled by Tiwari. According to observers, at the moment, there is a complete “cease fire” between the two warring camps of the same ruling party and dissident camp is not likely to embarrass the lady Chief Minister before the Prime Minister by again raising some inconvenient issues during the visit. So, in all probability, Modi’s Udaipur visit is likely to bring some more laurels to the credibility and empowerment of the Chief Minister.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s impending visit to Udaipur on August 29 has the state BJP leadership on its toes. Chief minister Vasundhara Raje, State BJP chief Ashok Parnami and home minister Gulabchand Kataria are personally overseeing the preparation for the high level programme where Modi will inaugurate projects worth Rs 30,000 crore.Modi is visiting the state after almost two and a half years for a programme associated with the government and the party. His last public rally here was in February 2015.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>BJP national president Amit Shah is today holding meeting with party leaders, including Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, MPs and MLAs, on the last day of his visit to Rajasthan. Shah is in Jaipur on a three-day visit to review preparations of the party for the state assembly elections, due next year, and 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Raje, state BJP president Ashok Parnami and other senior party leaders are present at the BJP office, a party spokesperson said. He will also meet BJP core committee members and vistaraks (full-time workers) later in the day to discuss ways to strengthen the organisation, the spokesperson said. Shah will return to New Delhi this evening, he added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Rajasthan BJP president Ashok Parnami today exuded confidence of winning the next assembly elections under the leadership of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. Addressing a party workers’ meeting here, Parnami said that the party won the recent Dholpur by-election which clearly shows the charismatic leadership of the chief minister. “The victory in the by-election was the reflection of the developmental works done by the visionary state government led by Chief Minister Raje,” Parnami said. He said that the promises made to people of Dholpur in by-election will be fulfilled in a time-bound manner. Parnami said that the party would also win the assembly elections next year with a full majority and asked the party workers to start work for the polls. Health minister Kalicharan Saraf, parliamentary affairs minister Rajendra Rathore and others were also present on the occasion.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Several condolence programmes were organised here today to pay tributes to the victims of 2008 serial bomb blasts. BJP state president Ashok Parnami, police commissioner and others paid floral tributes separately to the people killed in the terror attack. Special prayers were also organised at Sanageri gate at Hanuman temple, where a blast had taken place. Jaipur was rocked by serial bomb blasts in a span of 12 minutes on May 13, 2008, killing 70 people and injuring 150.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Former Rajasthan minister and Congress leader Shanti Kumar Dhariwal today said by setting a target of 180 plus seats for next assembly elections the BJP is just building castles in the air. The BJP has set itself an ambitious target of clinching at least 180 of the 200 assembly seats in Rajasthan in the state elections due next year. The mission was set early this month at a meeting of the BJP’s state-level working committee, where it also focused on retaining all 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state in the 2019 general elections with a “bigger margin”. “The state unit president of the BJP, Ashok Parnami, and chief minister (Vasundhara) Raje are only making castle in the air to misguide the public,” said Dhariwal, who was the state home minister in the previous Congress government. “Why both the leaders have not set the mission for 200 seats? And for whom they have left the 20 seats?” he asked, taking a jibe at the BJP. “Actually both the senior state BJP leaders are dreaming and I wonder why they have not dreamt of all 200 assembly seats,” Dhariwal told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The BJP has set itself an ambitious target of clinching at least 180 of the 200 assembly seats in Rajasthan in the state elections due next year. The party is also focusing on retaining all 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state in the 2019 general elections with a bigger margin. At a meeting of the BJP’s state-level working committee, which concluded today, the party brainstormed on steps to be taken to strengthen the party at the divisional and booth level and in remote areas. The party reaffirmed its stand of giving opportunities to youngsters during polls. Talking to reporters, state BJP unit chief Ashok Parnami said the party workers are full of energy and enthusiasm due to remarkable performance in various elections. “With this atmosphere prevailing in the entire nation, all party leaders and workers have set themselves a target of 180 plus seats in the state elections next year. We are confident of achieving it,” he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>BJP national general secretary Ramlal today asked workers to devote their time for the welfare of the poor and work hard to expand the presence of the party. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of a two-day training workshop, he said BJP workers should act as a bridge between the public and the government. They should work towards increasing the presence of the party in areas where the BJP has no wide presence, Ramlal said. The BJP has become “synonymous to development” in the country and workers should take the government’s works and achievements to the people, he said. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje called upon the people to publicise the government’s policies and programmes. BJP national vice president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and party state president Ashok Parnami also spoke on the occasion.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)