Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday accused Parliament of engaging in appeasement politics and organizing riots, and stated over Bharat Jodo Yatra that Rahul Gandhi should study Indian history.
Speaking at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) booth Adyaksh Sankalp Mahasabha in Jodhpur, the hometown of Prime Minister Ashok Gehlot, Shah accused the Rajasthan government of halting Hindu festivals and said it could not work for development.
Shah said Rahul Gandhi recently dated Bharat Jodo Yatra in a foreign T-shirt and jersey. “I would like to remind Rahul Baba and members of the Parliament of his speech to Parliament. Rahul Baba said ‘India is not a country’. Rahul Baba, which book did you read? A country where hundreds of thousands of people have given their lives,” he said.
“Rahul Gandhi went to connect Bharat, but I think he should study Indian history,” he added.
“The parliament organized planned riots in Chabra, Bilwara, Kauli, Jodhpur, Chittorgarh, Nohar, Mewat, Malpura and Jaipur,” the Interior Minister said.
Also Read |What Bharat Jodo Yatra Means to Rahul Gandhi and Parliament
He aims for the Rajasthan government, “Gehlot government cannot do development work… We cannot provide electricity to farmers and employment to young people. They can only do appeasement policies and voting banks,” he said.
He asked people if they would tolerate the brutal murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhya Ral, the Karuli violence, the ban on Hindu festivals and the demolition of the Alwar temple.
“I came to Jodhpur to remind you of the promise you made… Loan waiver within 10 days; 3500 rupees unemployment benefit and 20 million jobs for young people,” he asked if he anyone has got anything like this.
Shah also said the center cut taxes on gasoline and diesel and lowered VAT in states governed by the BJP, but the Gehlot government did not provide such relief to people.
Today, the most expensive fuel and electricity in America is in Rajasthan. “Who is responsible for this? To overthrow the Gehlot government, our government here will lower taxes and electricity prices,” he said.
He referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s achievements and called on the people to hand over all 25 Kuomintang seats to the BJP in the 2024 general election. He said the BJP must first win a two-thirds parliamentary seat in the 2023 general election.
Shah also compared the parliamentary government to the previous BJP government led by Vasundhra Raje and mentioned plans such as Rs 3 million free treatment and electricity subsidies to farmers under the Bhamashah scheme.
At the event, former Prime Minister Vasundhara Raje said that the law and order situation in Rajasthan has completely failed. The national debt has risen to 4.72 trillion won. “Corruption and Congress are one. Nothing happens here without money. We need to get rid of this Laban like a government and form a BJP government in 2023,” she said.
BJP President Satish Poonia has put pressure on the state government over deteriorating law and order and unemployment.
Responding to these claims, Cabinet Minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas said the Rajasthan government is leading the public welfare and development model. It is the only state that offers free care from both government and private hospitals. About 1 million people are receiving pensions. “The time has come for an open discussion between the Modi and Gehlot governments. What was promised has been fulfilled,” she said.
The minister argued that the BJP is provoking people’s sentiments and are not considering the worries related to inflation and unemployment.