Keep vigil ahead of Ayodhya Verdict: CM

Jaipur/Jodhpur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is on a two day tour of Jodhpur which started from Thursday.

Before heading to Jodhpur, the Chief Minister conducted a review meeting of the law and order situation in the districts of the state on Thursday. He interacted with the Divisional Commissioners, range inspector-generals, district collectors and superintendent of police of all the districts, ahead of the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi verdict.

CM, while directing officials, stressed that they should be vigilant and alert to maintain peace and harmony in the state. “It is the joint responsibility of the Collectors and SPs that they stay alert to avert any untoward incident. Stress should be given to ensure that optimum preparations are made ahead of the verdict in the Ayodhya case,” Gehlot said.

He added, “If we are vigilant and are prepared, we can avert any ill-occurrence and an important aspect of this is to ensure that dialogue is established with senior and influential individuals in the communities and society. CLG and Shanti Samiti meetings should be organised at district, block and police station level while also keeping a keen eye on anti-social elements.” Gehlot also instructed the officials to get continuous feedback from officials posted in the field and hold video conferences in this regard. “Wherever needed, install CCTV security cameras,” Gehlot instructed.

After the meeting Gehlot left for Jodhpur where he participated in a division level scout guide rally in Vitthlesh Van in Chupasni area of Jodhpur. On this occasion, he was accorded a warm welcome and was also given guard of honour. Remembering old times, the CM spoke about his association with scouts in past.

Gehlot reached Chaupasni School by helicopter and he was received by police and district administration officials while the public representatives of Jodhpur and Congress leaders also welcomed him. From Chupasni school, he went to Chaupasni Vitthlesh Van where he was welcomed by scouts & guides.

Chief commissioner of scouts organisation JC Mohanty, former administrative officer Govind Charan and other senior officials welcomed Gehlot who dedicated a building to the public made in the Vitthlesh Van and participated in the divisional rally of the scouts.

Remembering the old days, on this occasion, CM said that like these participants, he too was in the scouts and attended camps in his childhood. He said he was made the national president of scouts in 2013-2014.

Reminiscing the past Gehlot said that 56 years back, jamboree was organised in the state and he had tried to get jamboree organised when he had become the CM. He said after Mahrasthara, Rajasthan has largest number of scouts and there are 11 lakh scouts guides in Rajasthan. While mentioning about the importance of scout training, Gehlot said that government will work towards its development and will increase its activities.