After a week-long deadlock, JDA has finally unsealed the main entrance gate of the Rajmahal Palace hotel this Sunday. This decision took place after a meeting between chief minister Vasundhara Raje and Padmini Devi, the Rajmata of the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur.
The 5 member committee, which was constituted to look into the matter of this disputed property, has also given their permission to unseal the gate. However, the gate will remain open only until the owners develop an alternative entry route to the palace. The state government and JDA have together challenged an earlier lower court decree in favour of the royals on this disputed land at the high court. At the same time, the final hearing is also pending in the lower court. But since the decision is pending, it was best to unseal the palace gate for now.
Once JDA unsealed the main entrance gate of Rajmahal Palace hotel, Congress spokesperson and ex-MLA Pratap Singh Khachariyawas demanded the administration to also open the gate of the 300 year old Bhairon temple and allow people to perform prayers there.
Once the JDA opened the main entrance of Rajmahal Palace hotel, the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur along with the Rajput community performed a ‘Vijay Yagya’. The yagya was performed at Bhairon Singh Memorial Park at Vidhya Nagar. Padmini Devi, who also attended the yagya, demanded the removal of JDC Shikhar Agarwal as he had misbehaved with her daughter Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur.