Royal family of Jaipur gives green signal, gates of Raj Mahal Palace hotel re-opened

Jaipur : Ending a week-long tussle, the JDA on Sunday opened the main entrance to the Raj Mahal Palace heritage hotel following a meeting between Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Rajmata Padmini Devi, a member of the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur which owns the property.

A committee of ministers was formed to look into the matter after a meeting took place between Devi and Raje on Saturday night.

Following the committee’s recommendation, the orders to open the seal were issued and the gates were reopened.

Enforcement officer Kishore Singh opened the gates on Sunday morning.

The BJP appears to have stepped in to resolve the tussle after the ‘Rajmata’ took out a rally against the JDA on September 1 that spilled the confrontation between Raje government and the erstwhile royal family out in the open.

Senior BJP leader Saudan Singh met Raje and Devi’s daughter Diya Kumari, also a party MLA, two days ago to discuss the issue. Notably, in the protest rally taken out by the ‘Rajmata’, Diya was not present but her husband and son had participated in the march.

The gates of the heritage hotel were sealed over a week ago by the JDA which claimed that the gates were on a land owned by the government, a move which Devi said had humiliated the family.

The former Jaipur royal family had moved the court in this regard.