Review round on newly formed districts, many districts may be cancelled

Jaipur : just before the assembly session, politics has intensified over the cabinet sub-committee formed by the Bhajan Lal government to review the new districts. Congress MLAs are lost in the thought that the BJP government can abolish the districts under Congress’s influence. The ministers included in the review committee believe that the cities and towns which are not meeting the criteria to become districts can be stripped of their district status. However, there is also an argument that the new districts will not be changed but a new revised form can emerge, although the sword is definitely hanging over some newly formed districts.. It is certain that two districts named after Jaipur can be cancelled.

Ashok Gehlot’s government had announced new districts in a hurry before leaving. Under this, seventeen new districts were announced, in which Jaipur and Jodhpur were divided into two parts. Anupgarh, Gangapur City, Kotputli Behror, Balotra, Jaipur Rural, Khairthal, Beawar, Neemka Thana, Deeg, Jodhpur Rural, Phalodi, Didwana, Salumber, Dudu, Kekri, Sanchore Shahpura and Dudu were given the gift of new districts. Along with this, new divisions were also created. Bhajan Lal government has formed a cabinet sub-committee under the leadership of Deputy CM Prem Chand Bairwa to review the new districts formed in Gehlot’s rule, in which ministers Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Kanhaiyalal Choudhary, Hemant Meena and Suresh Rawat have been made members. Parliamentary Affairs Minister and Law Minister Jogaram Patel says that in Gehlot’s rule, CM Gehlot created districts to please his favourites, while some did not even meet the criteria, the result is going to be that the expenditure on the government treasury will increase.

Among the newly formed districts, Dudu has become the smallest district of Rajasthan, followed by Kekri and Sanchore. Opposition has come up regarding the newly formed districts and inclusion or non-inclusion in them. Congress MLA Ramkesh Meena has even said that if Gangapur district is tampered with, he will destroy it. However, those MLAs in BJP are busy saving those new districts whose districts are also under review. Deeg district, which was carved out of Bharatpur, also includes the assembly seat of Minister of State for Home Jawahar Bedham, Nagar. Now the Minister of State for Home said that the existence of Deeg district will remain intact. Anyway, it is believed that there will be a ruckus in the assembly session regarding the new districts. A tug-of-war is sure to come up on this issue. The reason is clear that Panchayat Raj and civic elections are coming in the coming time. It is also being said that there is more possibility of expanding the newly formed districts rather than abolishing them.