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Sujangarh, Malpura, and Kuchaman to be new districts in Rajasthan

An official notification is yet to be issued. Notification will need to be issued before the Model Code of Conduct comes into force.

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October 14, 2023, 8:17 am

ashok gehlot greeted after formation of new districts

People from Sujangarh greets Ashok Gehlot after announcement of formation of new districts

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot, has announced the formation of three new districts: Sujangarh, Malpura, and Kuchaman. This move, made on Friday at the Gau Seva Sammelan, increases the total number of districts in Rajasthan to 53.

The announcement has been made just before the upcoming elections. However, an official notification is yet to be issued. Notification will need to be issued before the Model Code of Conduct comes into force.

Didwana-Kuchaman has now been split fro Nagaur district. Sujangarh will separate from Churu and Malpura from Tonk to form new districts.

Gehlot said that the Ramlubhaya Committee’s report on the three districts has been received. Both Kuchaman and Nawan communities, as well as the Sujangarh MLA and locals, have long demanded district status, leading to numerous protests.

The CM said that the Energy Minister, Dr. Chandrabhan, supported making Malpura a district and urged other protesters to submit their demands to the Ramlubhaya Committee.

While the districts have been announced, their boundaries will be determined based on the Ramlubhaya Committee’s report. Official notifications will be issued post-demarcation, finalizing the creation of the new districts. With election regulations set to be enforced soon, any delay in these notifications means the districts will only exist in the announcement.

A protest, lasting 199 days, called for Malpura’s district status. On its 200th day, led by BISUKA Vice President Dr. Chandrabhan, hundreds from the Malpura area visited Jaipur to meet CM Gehlot. Key figures from the Malpura District Banao Core Committee, like former Congress District President Ram Vilas Chaudhary, also attended.

With these additions, Rajasthan now ranks third nationally in district count. More districts may be introduced before elections, hinted at by the Chief Minister. The Ramlubhaya Committee, responsible for the new districts, has had its term extended by six months and is currently reviewing 32 proposals for new city or town districts.

First published: October 6, 2023