Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje kicked off the second phase of her ‘Gaurav Yatra’, from the popular Ramdeora pilgrim centre in Jaisalmer district on Friday. Addressing the yatra at Ramdeora, Ms. Raje announced that an ‘Atal Shakti Kendra’ would shortly be constructed in Pokhran in memory of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who had depicted India’s prowess in the comity of nations.
Last week, Vasundhara Raje finished the first phase of the yatra, that was flagged off by BJP’s National President Amit Shah at Rajasmand. In the battle of marches and rallies, Ms. Raje has selected the Marwar region for the second leg. Meanwhile the Congress leaders came together to start the party’s election campaign from the Sanwaliya Temple in Chhitorgarh.
Ms. Raje addressed a women’s conclave in Jaisalmer before arriving at Rameora to start the yatra. She said the BJP government’s Bhamashah Yojana was the country’s first scheme for women’s empowerment, as it treated women as heads of families for sending monetary benefits to their accounts.
The Chief Minister dedicated to the public various development works worth ₹95 crore in Ramdeora and ₹61.66 crore in other parts of Jaisalmer district. She said work had started for restructuring of the Indira Gandhi Canal at a cost of ₹3,226 crore, which would create irrigation potential in an additional 1.81 lakh hectares in eight district.