The tussle between JDA and the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur today saw ‘rajmata’ Padmini Devi appealing for people’s support against the sealing of the main entrance to the Raj Mahal palace here by the civic body.
Lashing out at Jaipur Development Authority for “insulting her husband’s patriotism”, she urged people to assemble in her support at 11:45 AM tomorrow at Tripolia gate.
“Our family stands committed to continue working for the betterment of the people as well as the city. The city’s history is witness to the fact that all the important monuments and buildings which once belonged to the family are now with the Government. Be it the hospital, colleges, schools and museum,” Devi said.
“My late husband Maharaja Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh ji served in the Indian Army and was awarded the Mahavir Chakra for valour in the 1971 war but the JDA Commissioner while insulting my husband’s patriotism took such a condemnable action which has hurt my family and the people of the city,” Devi, whose daughter Diya Kumari is a BJP MLA, said.
On August 24, JDA had sealed the main entrance to the royal family’s Raj Mahal Palace hotel and installed a board stating it as “JDA property”.
The family has already moved the court terming JDA’s action as discriminatory and in violation of Court order.