Only politicians can inaugurate buildings in Rajasthan

Only politicians can inaugurate buildings in Rajasthan

Ahead of Assembly elections in Rajasthan, the Vasundhara Raje-led government has made it compulsory for district administrations to get inauguration of public buildings done by elected public representatives or politicians instead of any officials or bureaucrats.

The move by the BJP government is seen as an effort to get public support to their representatives, which will reflect in the polls slated later this year.

The party is leaving no stone for the visibility of its representatives, especially after the bypoll drubbing, where the saffron party lost all the three seats to the Congress. 

The order issued by the state administrative reforms department on April 30 states that the administration should invite elected public representatives during government functions, foundation-laying ceremonies of government buildings and other programmes organised by the spending of public funds.

The order further mentions that stringent actions will be taken against those who are caught violating the law.

As per sources, the order was issued after many politicians complained of not getting due visibility in public occasions.

However, the Opposition Congress sees it as a public platform used by the BJP to enhance the visibility of its public representatives. 

"They issue orders seeing their benefits. The BJP is well aware that its representatives lack visibility among the voters after they lost in recent bypolls hence they are trying to gain the confidence of people with every small measure", former chief minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot told DH.