Gehlot said that if someone does research on Jodhpur, he will know about its development. (File)


Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday described himself as the "first servant" of the people of Jodhpur and said if needed, he would raise money by performing magic tricks but would not let the people of the district down. Gehlot, 72, a Congress leader, was born in Jodhpur to a family of professional magicians. He was addressing a gathering at the inauguration of 'Rao Jodha Marg', a newly-constructed road for the convenience of tourists visiting the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort.

Citing his role in the development of Jodhpur, Gehlot said he became an MP for the first time 42 years ago.

"What was Jodhpur then? No water, no train. But today there is infrastructure of water, electricity, trains, roads, education and health.

He said that if one does research on Jodhpur, he will know about its development and see what Jodhpur was before and what has become now.

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