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Rajasthan polls: PM Modi criticises Gehlot during election rally in Rajasthan

Voting for the 200-seat Rajasthan Assembly is scheduled for November 25, with the results set to be announced on December 3

Written by  Annesha Barua -- November 19th 2023 05:56 PM
Rajasthan polls: PM Modi criticises Gehlot during election rally in Rajasthan

Rajasthan polls: PM Modi criticises Gehlot during election rally in Rajasthan

Rajasthan polls: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing a rally in Rajasthan's Churu district, launched a scathing attack on Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, dubbing him a "jaadugar" (magician) whose alleged tricks are surfacing in the "Red Diary." Modi criticized the Congress government, asserting that the party and 'development' are at odds, with their 'license to loot' detailed in the Red Diary.

With polling for the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly scheduled for November 25 and vote counting on December 3, Modi addressed the public in Taranagar, stating, "The entire story of Congress's license to loot is recorded in the Lal Diary, and now slowly the pages of the Lal Diary have started opening. Here the pages of Lal Diary open, and on the other side, Gehlot ji's fuse blows; 'jaadugar' ki 'jaadugari' ab Lal Diary mein dikhne lagi hai."

Promising to remove corruption from Rajasthan, Modi urged voters to choose the BJP for accelerated development. He portrayed Rajasthan as a land of bravery and accused Congress of betraying its residents, particularly on the 'One Rank One Pension' issue.

At the rally supporting BJP candidate Rajendra Rathore from Taranagar, Modi urged people to vote for the party for the state's rapid progress. He highlighted Congress's internal conflicts and power struggles, likening it to infighting on a cricket field.

"The Congress and development are each other's enemies and will remain enemies," Modi asserted, referencing the alleged Jal Jeevan Mission scam in Rajasthan.

In a countermove, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi targeted PM Modi during an election rally in Bundi, accusing him of working for businessman Gautam Adani. Gandhi suggested that instead of saying 'Bharat Mata ki Jai,' the prime minister should say 'Adani ji Ki Jai' because he allegedly works for Adani.

Gandhi emphasized the essence of 'Bharat Mata' lies in the marginalized—poor, farmers, and laborers—and accused Modi of intending to create two separate 'Hindustans': one for Adani and another for the underprivileged. He also claimed that Modi would resist a caste census, a task Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party could achieve.

The ongoing political exchange underscores the intensifying atmosphere as Rajasthan gears up for the crucial assembly polls.

- With inputs from agencies


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