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Budget not leaked, BJP created ‘drama’ to divert attention: CM
Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday asserted that the state budget was not leaked and said the Opposition BJP unnecessarily created a “drama” just to divert the attention of people who were watching the budget live across the state.
Gehlot, who also holds the finance portfolio, read excerpts of the previous budget instead of Budget 2023-24, the major goof-up leading to an uproar in the House and an apology from the CM who said it was human error. This was the last budget of the Congress government as Rajasthan is going to assembly elections later this year.
“They created drama unnecessarily and exaggerated the issue. They knew that the budget was going to be excellent,” he told the media after presenting the budget.
The gaffe in the Assembly led to two adjournments with the Opposition BJP alleging that the budget had been leaked and the presentation be postponed to another date.
Later, the CM tweeted that the budget is the announcement of a new dawn in Rajasthan. “It has a new GPS of development which will take the Rajasthan progress vehicle to its destination quickly,” he said.
tion quickly,” he said. Gehlot said that ahead of the budget, the expectations and curiosity of people had increased and arrangements were made for people to watch the budget live in the state.
The CM claimed that there is no atmosphere against the state government which indicates that the mood of people is to “repeat the government in the upcoming elections”.
“There is no anti-government wave and therefore it seems that the people have realized our good governance. The corona management in Rajasthan was excellent in the country, we saved lives,” he said, expressing hope that his government would be re-elected.