Munabao: The Centre bent the rules for a Rajasthan minister, allowing him to board the train to Pakistan from Munabao station, which is used only for security checks and no boarding is allowed as per norms.
Rajasthan Minister of state for minorities Amin Khan, who was dropped from the Gehlot cabinet for his remarks against President Pratibha Patil, now courts a new controversy. A month after being re-inducted as minister, Khan used his clout in the Union Home Ministry to board Thar Express from the border railway station of Munabao in Barmer instead of Jodhpur.
Since the train resumed plying in 2006, residents of Barmer and Jaisalmer have been demanding that they be allowed to board from Munabao. But the government has refused citing security reasons. Sources in the Union Home Ministry have confirmed to CNN-IBN that special permission was granted to the minister and his seven relatives to board the train from Munabao instead of Jodhpur. The Opposition is now up in arms, wanting to know why were rules bent for the minister.
Not just the Opposition but also the residents of Barmer now want the government to come clean on why it bent its own rules for the minister and his family....more
12:09 PM, Dec 18, 2011
New Delhi: Rajasthan rural development minister Ameen Khan, whose remarks on President Pratibha Patil triggered a controversy, submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday. "Ameen Khan has quit his post and his resignation has been forwarded to Governor Shivraj Patil for acceptance," Rajasthan Chief Minister Gehlot said. Amin Khan had been asked to put in his papers for making derogatory comments about President Prathiba Patil. Khan had...
07:58 AM, Feb 10, 2011