Congress MLA Shafia Zubair (Photo/ANI)
Congress MLA Shafia Zubair (Photo/ANI)

Those with bad reputation have been promoted, says Congress MLA Shafia Zubair on Rajasthan Cabinet reshuffle

ANI | Updated: Nov 21, 2021 21:09 IST

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], November 21 (ANI): Congress MLA from Rajasthan's Ramgarh Shafia Zubair on Sunday expressed her disappointment over the Rajasthan Cabinet reshuffle and said that those with a bad reputation have been promoted.
Zubair said that the Cabinet's structure could have been better.
Speaking to ANI, she said, "The Cabinet's structure could have been better. Those with a bad reputation have been promoted. Overall, Cabinet is not sending a good message. Women MLAs didn't get 33 per cent reservation in the Cabinet."

In a much-awaited Rajasthan cabinet reshuffle, as many as 15 ministers-- 11 of cabinet rank and four ministers of state-- were inducted into Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's cabinet on Sunday afternoon. The ministers were administered the oath of office by Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra.
Also, Senior Congress leader Johari Lal Meena on Sunday accused newly appointed Rajasthan minister Tikaram Juli of being a "corrupt man" and demanded his removal from the cabinet, but Juli dismissed the charges as baseless and demanded proof.
Speaking to ANI, Meena said, "In our district Alwar, it is well known that Tikaram Juli is a corrupt man and that his family is involved in the collection of illegal funds. I asked the party leadership to remove him but instead, he has been made a minister. I am against it."
He said that today is a black day for Alwar district and if necessary, he will resign from the party.
In response, Juli said, "Johari Lal Meena is a senior leader of the party. I respect him but his allegations are baseless. He should come out with proof, if he has any, to back his allegations." (ANI)