No eggs in Rajasthan midday meals, says Raje

Mohammed Iqbal
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Vasundhara Raje
Vasundhara Raje

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over the weekend dispelled a rumour here that the State government was going to supply eggs to children in the midday meals distributed in schools and anganwadi centres. The Chief Minister said no such decision had been taken.

Speaking at a workshop of elected representatives of the Bharatiya Janata Party here, the Chief Minister said her government will not take any decision in disregard of public sentiments.

“We respect religious sentiments of the people. We will not distribute eggs or any other [edible] item that hurts anyone’s religious feelings,” Ms. Raje added.

The two-day workshop, which ended on Saturday, was inaugurated by BJP national president Rajnath Singh on Friday.

Ms. Raje said a false impression had been created that the Women and Child Development Department had decided to supply eggs to children.

“This is only an illusion. No such decision has been taken.”

The Chief Minister also said her government was committed to the task of conservation of cows, for which a separate department will be created shortly.

“We will fulfil every promise we made to the people in our Suraj Sankalp Patra [election manifesto],” she said.

“Our next step is Mission-25 — for winning all Lok Sabha seats [in Rajasthan]. We are going to achieve it at any cost,” said Ms. Raje, while calling upon the party members to start working for the target before the model code of conduct comes into force by this month end.



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