No govt functions during Vasundhara Raje's Gaurav Yatra, rules Raj HC

The Rajasthan High Court has held that no government functions should be held during the 'Gaurav Yatra' which is being carried out across the state by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

A division bench headed by Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajong on Wednesday pronounced the order directing that henceforth no functions, for which funds are being disbursed by the state, will be carried on along the Gaurav Yatra.

To a common man, if during the Gaurav yatra, which is a political event, the leader of the political party who happens to be the chief minister inaugurates public functions, the understanding would be the glorification of a political party and not the glorification of the achievements by the government, the court observed.

"We declare that no public functions sponsored and financed by the state would be held during the road-shows i.e. Gaurav Yatra undertaken by the BharatiyaJanata Party in the state of Rajasthan. Meaning thereby, on the day of the Gaurav Yatra no government function would be held enroute when the chief minster and the functionaries of the Bhartiya Janta Party halt the GauravYatra for some time and re-commence the same after the break," the order said.

The order came on a PIL filed by advocate Vibhuti Bhushan Sharma.

BJP chief Amit Shah had launched the 40-day Gaurav Yatra on August 4 from Rajsamand.

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