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Raje neglected Jodhpur as it is my hometown: Ashok Gehlot

Raje neglected Jodhpur as it is my hometown: Ashok Gehlot

Jodhpur: Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot Wednesday apologised to the people of Jodhpur for lack of development and said it was neglected by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje as he hails from the district.

He appealed to the people to teach Raje a lesson.

"She (Raje) did not do any development work in the entire Marwar region, especially in Jodhpur, because I belong toJodhpur. I tender my apology for being the reason for this neglect," the former Rajasthan chief minister said.

Speaking about the rebellion within the Congress over ticket distribution for the December 7 assembly polls, Gehlot said the party will be able to placate the rebels.

"We call upon all the rebels to withdraw their nominations in favour of the party as well as the country," he said.

He assured that deserving workers will be given place in the party and government after the election.

New and young candidates have been given tickets by the Congress keeping in mind the party's future, he added.

"These young leaders would be working closely with the senior and veteran leaders of the party," the Congress leader said.

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