The much-talked about chief minister Vasundhara Raje's public hearing got wrapped up in three hours, with several in meeting not getting a chance to interact with her directly. The public hearing, which was scheduled to be held at 8, Civil Lines and begin at 10 am, had a delayed start with the chief minister arriving at the venue only post noon.
The hearing was for Jaipur division and hundreds of people from the districts of Alwar, Dausa, Jaipur, Jhalawar and Sikar had started gathering at the venue since early morning but had to wait for hours to be heard.
Raje did meet a number of people, listening to their woes, directing officials for prompt actions and collecting memorandums and complaints – she left the venue in less than three hours, leaving several others disappointed.
However, officials claimed that the hearing, which had been held after a long time, had been successful and that Raje had lent her ear to all complainants. The official release by the CMO claimed that over 2,000 people had attended the hearing, during which 900 complaints had been received. Among those who arrived for the hearing were unions of government employees, student leaders and unemployed youths.
In most cases, Raje directed the officials for a prompt action while a few were referred to related departments for spot-visits. Raje also directed the officials to compile a district-wise report of the complaints to be shared with the respective collectors for follow-ups. The complaints were assured that most of the grievances would be resolved within 24 hours.