Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje dismissed general perception that `anti-incumbency’ is hunting her government and expressing confidence that she would return back in the assembly polls to be held later this year.
She is now on her 40-day ‘Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra’ that was flagged off in Rajsamanand district on Saturday by BJP president Amit Shah and expressed confidence that she will win people’s mandata again on the basis of her governance.
She said that her government came up with 12 successful projects and would like to pursue them till the last day of thegovernment. Some prominent ones are the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) programme, the health insurance scheme Bhambhasha Yojna, Annapurna Bhandars, upgrading of ration shops with point-of-sale machines and Rs 5 lakh accident insurance for farmers.
Raje said that Rajasthan is number one in so many things that even in IT, it will replace Bengaluru any day. She said that this yatra is not a election campaign, but recalled that this is her third yatra.
She first took out Parivartan Yatra in 2003 to develop a connect with the masses of Rajasthan. In 2013, the idea behind Suraj Sankalp Yatra was to check what the then Congress government was doing. This time, she said that she is taking out this yatra to see how her schemes have changed the lives of people.
Recalled that BJP had won 25 seats out of 25 in 2014, she is confident of winning all 25 again in 2019 also. Stating that the people of Rajasthan want a woman chief minister once again, she is hopeful that she will return to power, and BJP will win 180 seats out of 200.