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Jodhpur (Rajasthan) [India], November 18 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda hit out at the Congress government in Rajasthan while addressing a public meeting in Jodhpur's Osian on Saturday.

"Ashok Gehlot's government left no stone unturned to destroy Rajasthan in the past 5 years," said Nadda adding, "Such a government will have to go now."He further accused the state government of "cheating" the farmers over land.

"Gehlot government betrayed the farmers. 19,400 farmers were cheated by confiscating their land. In a religious frenzy, Ram Navami Shobha Yatra was stopped, Kavad Yatra was also stopped here," Nadda said.

The BJP chief alleged that Congress comes to power to be involved in corruption and fraud.

"Wherever the name of Congress is there, there will be corruption, loot, fraud, scam, deception, nepotism, dynasty politics. Where BJP is there - there will be development, there will be a path for women's self-reliance, farmers will have the right to live with dignity, and there will be a path for the youth to take this new India towards a developed India with hopes and there will be stability," he added.

Nadda also vowed to provide a subsidy of Rs 450 per gas cylinder if BJP voted to power while also assuring to take action on the scams involving the central government schemes in the state.

"For women empowerment, we will try and provide a subsidy of Rs 450 per gas cylinder. Newborn girl children will get a bond of Rs 2 lakhs. After class 12, meritorious women students will get a scooter," he said.

"We will make a Special Investigation Team to investigate against those who did a scam in PM Awas Yojana, Jal Jeevan Mission, mid-day meals, mining and fertiliser. Whoever is found guilty would be sent to jail," Nadda added.

Highlighting the central leadership's work in making India the fifth-largest economy in the world, Nadda said, "Under PM Modi's leadership, India became the fifth-largest economy leaving Britain behind. 9 years ago, automobile cars were imported from outside, today all cars are manufactured in India and it is the world's third-biggest automobile industry."He slammed the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in the state over the rising cases of violence against women.

Nadda said, "According to the National Crime Records Bureau, today Rajasthan stands at number one in violence against women. Today, the government of Rajasthan is known for committing injustice to women and for betraying, deceiving, and causing harm to farmers. Rajasthan, which used to be a place of peace, is famous for other reasons now."Further, Nadda added, "Ashok Gehlot even committed a scam of Rs 450 crore in old age pension. His brother committed a scam by exporting subsidized fertilizer. Ashok Gehlot's family committed a scam by taking a contract worth Rs 11 thousand crores."The BJP chief sought votes for the party candidate from the Osian Assembly constituency, Bhera Ram Choudhary.

From the constituency, the former BJP legislator is in direct contest with the sitting MLA, Divya Madera, who is the granddaughter of prominent Jat leader Parasram Maderna.

Rajasthan is set to undergo assembly polls on November 25, and the counting of votes will be done on December 3.

The BJP won 163 seats in the 2013 Legislative Assembly elections and formed the government in Rajasthan. In the 2018 assembly elections, the Congress won 99 seats, while the BJP won 73 seats in the 200-member House. (ANI)

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