Guv sent no rain report to Centre, says Gehlot

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday dismissed reports that Governor Margaret Alva had sent a report to the Centre about the situation of rain-hit areas in the state.

“The governor did not forward any report. It was all speculated by media. She called me and said that neither she sought any report from district collectors nor she forwarded any report (to the Centre),” Gehlot said at Madrampura area.

There were reports that the governor, after visiting inundated Madrampura area, sought reports from district collectors on the rain-affected areas in order to forward it to the central government.  

Sonia’s visit

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who is visiting Rajasthan on Thursday to inaugurate the Barmer lift canal project, will also visit flood-affected people living in relief camps in Jaipur. 

According to official sources, Gandhi will halt in Jaipur on her way back to Delhi and interact with flood-affected people. She will visit excessive rain-hit areas in the city for an hour.

Jaipur (rural) MP Lal Chand Kataria met Gandhi and had asked her to visit Jaipur and take stock of damage caused by the recent torrential rains.

The situation in rain-ravaged Jaipur improved considerably after a sunny day on Wednesday.

Banks donate Rs 4 crore

State Bank of India and State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur on Wednesday donated Rs 4 crore to the chief minister’s relief fund for works for areas affected by flood.
SBBJ M D Shiva Kumar and SBI CGM zonal office B Sriram handed over cheques of Rs 2 crore (each) to Ashok Gehlot.

Comments (+)