Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring the Right to Social Security Act and implement it in the entire country.
He also claimed that with the implementation of his government’s schemes, including Right to Health Act and Old Pension Scheme (OPS), Rajasthan was emerging as a model state in the country.
Addressing the press after inaugurating the OxyZone City Park in Kota, a 30-hectare park built at a cost of Rs 120 crore, Gehlot said, “I would like to demand that the PM formulate Right to Social Security Act as the Manmohan Singh government brought – Right to Information Act, Right to Education Act, Food Security Act and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act…you (PM Modi) should be on the same line to formulate the 5th Act, the Social Security Act,” the CM said.
“Getting Right to Health Bill passed in Rajasthan Assembly is a big achievement for and a similar bill should be brought by the Centre in Parliament,” Gehlot said.
Referring to the state government’s OPS and other schemes, Gehlot said he was proud to say that other state governments were facing pressure and implementing similar schemes in their respective states.
Gehlot said his government launched Vision 2030, which was going to be prepared by September 30, and added that over one lakh people so far had given their suggestions.
“On the basis of economic growth rate, the state is number one in northern India,” he said.
The state GDP of Rajasthan will reach Rs 15 lakh crore by the end of current financial year, the CM said, adding the vision was to take the state GDP to Rs 30 lakh crore by 2030.
Gehlot termed OxyZone City Park a “masterpiece” in the country and called upon other public representatives to get inspired by the development works carried out in Kota by Urban Development and Housing Minister Shanti Dhariwal.
On allegations of violation of norms for construction of Chambal Riverfront that was inaugurated on Tuesday, Gehlot said allegations continued to be levelled in politics.