Will never overthrow the government of Rajasthan, says Shah; dares Cong to call the first polls


Union Home Secretary Amit Shah on Sunday dismissed accusations that the BJP attempted to overthrow the congressional government in Rajasthan and challenged the state’s ruling party to call early elections s ‘he thinks he has the support of the people.

He said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would never attempt to destabilize the state government while expressing confidence that it would come to power in Rajasthan with a two-thirds majority in Assembly polls. 2023.

Shah also called on BJP leaders to “overthrow” the state’s “unnecessary and corrupt” congressional government.

Rajasthani Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot previously accused the Saffron Party of trying to destabilize its government after his former deputy Sachin Pilot rebelled against him in July last year.

“They are still worried that their government will collapse. Who is going to overthrow the government? No one… but why are you doing this… that your own people are running away,” Shah said in a meeting with the party leaders here.

“The BJP will never overthrow your government. The BJP will present its camp to the people and come to power with a strong mandate in 2023,” he added.

“If you think your government is doing well, hold the Assembly elections alongside the Uttar Pradesh polls and you will know what the public wants. We want you to complete your term until 2023 and were working for the people, ”he added. the former BJP chief said.

Addressing the party leaders, he said: “I have come to ask you that in Rajasthan the useless and corrupt government of Ashok Gehlot must be overthrown and a BJP government must be formed.

The interior minister has targeted the state government on several issues, including law and order, corruption and unemployment.

He accused the Gehlot government of halting several social protection programs introduced by the previous BJP regime in the state ruled by Vasundhara Raje and of creating obstacles to the implementation of central programs.

“In Rajasthan the definition of law and order has been redefined by the state government. Here law and order means ‘take and give order.’ The government is corrupt. It has set up a transfer industry, ”Shah said. .

He claimed the state saw a 40% increase in robbery cases, a 25% increase in kidnapping cases and a 21% increase in rape cases under the rule of Congress.

Shah demanded that the state government reduce the value added tax (VAT) on gasoline and diesel on lines in BJP-run states to provide relief to the population.

He said the Narendra Modi Central government had secured the country’s borders and presented the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana so that no one fell asleep on an empty stomach during the coronavirus pandemic, provided a free ration of 80 crore of people, implemented a new education policy and addressed issues and issues such as the ‘triple talaq’, the repeal of Article 370 of the Constitution and the Ram Temple, which persisted in the country for years.

The Modi government took revenge for the terrorist attacks of Uri and Pulwama by carrying out airstrikes and surgery, while during the reign of the UPA, the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did not say anything about such incidents said Shah.

He said the Congress-led UPA ruled the country for 10 years in which Indian soldiers were attacked at the border, they were beheaded but the government did nothing.

Shah also called Manmohan Singh a “mauni (silent) baba”.

The Home Secretary also criticized Rahul Gandhi, saying he didn’t know if the congressman was working, but he certainly tweets.

He said Gandhi had promised that agricultural loans would be canceled within 10 days of the formation of a congressional government in Rajasthan and asked what happened to that promise.

Shah said that the Modi government gives farmers Rs 6,000 per year and that a sum of Rs 1.5 crore lakh has been paid to more than 10 crore of farmers so far.

He alleged that the state’s congressional government prefers to fill its coffers instead of focusing on people’s problems.

Shah said it was the Modi government that strived to eradicate poverty while previous congressional regimes “wiped out the poor.”

He highlighted the achievements of the BJP-led government at the Center, citing the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and the laying of the foundation stone for a Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Shah, who arrived in Jaipur from Jaisalmer, earlier addressed the closing session of the two-day meeting of the BJP State Working Committee.

BJP State President Satish Poonia and former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje greeted the Union Home Minister at the airport.

Shah reached Sitapura in Jaipur for the programs, covering a distance of nine kilometers in a roadshow.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)


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