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Cong to retain power in Raj in 2023 polls: Gehlot

Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has exuded confidence that the Congress will return to power in the state in the 2023 Assembly polls.

"Forget, forgive and unite. There is no dearth of development work in the state. The work will continue like this.... Have faith. All of you will win (in the election) and the Congress will form the government in 2023," Gehlot said during an informal meeting with party MLAs at his residence on Thursday night.

The Chief Minister also announced that Rs 3 crore per MLA will be released for COVID-19 vaccination. The amount was withheld earlier.

According to the Chief Whip in the State Assembly, Mahesh Joshi, Gehlot said, "I have said this before and still say that I will work as the guardian for everyone. Whatever work you want, get it done from me."

Joshi said the CM announced that the withheld amount of Rs 3 crore will be released from the MLAs'' fund, but he also made it clear that of the total amount of Rs 5 crore, the legislators will have to put Rs 2 crore in the health sector and the remaining Rs 3 crore will be spent on development work.

Gehlot asked the MLAs to print booklets on the work done during their tenure of two-and-a-half years and distribute those among the public. The booklets will also be given to the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC).

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