Constitutional Values Will Be Strengthened With the Construction of Constitution Club: Chief Minister


Jaipur, February 10. Chief Minister Mr Ashok Gehlot said that many decisions make history and Rajasthan will register its name in history with the construction of the Constitution Club of Rajasthan in Jaipur. MLAs of various political parties sitting in this club can have a meaningful discussion. This will strengthen democracy and constitutional values. He said that the MLA Housing Project is taking shape with the willpower of our Government. 


Mr Gehlot was addressing the foundation stone laying and ground breaking programme of the Constitution Club of Rajasthan as the Chief Guest on Wednesday. He thanked State Assembly Speaker Dr CP Joshi, Urban Development Minister Shri Shanti Dhariwal and Leader of Opposition Shri Gulab Chand Kataria along with all the MLAs for their cooperation in making the dream of MLA Housing Project and Constitution Club come true. 


The Chief Minister said that the problem of the house for MLAs was very old. The MLAs houses built at Vidhayak Nagar East and West and Jalupura have become very old and dilapidated. In such a situation, our Government resolving this problem of MLAs lying pending for years approved the MLA Housing Project. The six-floor structure of the houses of MLAs getting ready in five months is commendable, he said. Directing to complete both the projects on time with quality, he said that the current and former MLAs will get the facilities of the Constitution Club. 


The Chief Minister said, “8 crore people of the State send 200 MLAs by electing them as their representatives. In such a situation, it is the responsibility of all of us to work in a committed manner to resolve the problems of the general public and maintain the dignity of this post”. Shri Gehlot said that public representatives are public servants and they should always be among the people and we will continue to serve the people till the last breath. He also visited the exhibition of works being done by the Rajasthan Housing Board.


Assembly Speaker Dr CP Joshi thanked the Chief Minister for converting the idea of the Constitution Club into a reality and for making financial provisions. He said MLAs at this Club will be able to hold ideological discussions with each other and their mutual relations will get strengthened. He was hopeful that the Housing Board would complete this ambitious project on time.


Urban Development and Housing Minister Mr Shanti Dhariwal said that the objective of Shri Gehlot to strengthen constitutional institutions is being carried ahead through works such as MLA Housing Project and Constitution Club. He said that the Constitution Club would create an atmosphere of harmony among the MLAs. These works will be completed on time with quality as per the Chief Minister’s wish. 


Mr Dhariwal said, “When our government was formed in December 2018, we got Rajasthan Housing Board almost at the verge of closure. Today, opinion of people about the Housing Board has changed with the development works such as Park in Mansarovar, Housing Scheme for the officers of All India Services, Coaching Hub and construction of Chowpatty at Pratap Nagar.”


Leader of Opposition Mr Gulab Chand Kataria thanked the Assembly Speaker, Chief Minister and UDH Minister for giving shape to the much-awaited MLA Housing Project and executing the challenging task of shifting the MLAs. He said that Rajasthan is the first State in the country that has taken the initiative of building the Constitution Club. 


Housing Board Commissioner Mr Pawan Arora said that the construction of the Constitution Club will be much better than the Constitution Club of India in Delhi and facilities here will also be more. He said the Club is being constructed with an estimated cost of Rs 80 crore on a land of 4,984 square-metres near the Assembly. It will have restaurant, coffee house, swimming pool, auditorium, meeting, conference hall, gymnasium, salon, badminton and tennis court, table tennis and rooms for guests. The club will be equipped with ultramodern facilities such as STP, water harvesting system, solar panels, power backup system, CCTC etc.


Assembly Secretary Shri Mahaveer Prasad Sharma gave a vote of thanks. Members of the State Council of Ministers, MLAs, Chief Secretary Smt Usha Sharma and other senior officers and public representatives were present on this occasion.