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Rajasthan Assembly polls: Amit Shah launches 'Parivartan Sankalp Yatra', says it will mark end of Gehlot govt

The Yatra which began on September 2 will culminate with a mega public address by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 25 in Jaipur.

Edited By: Arushi Jaiswal @JaiswalArushi Jaipur Updated on: September 04, 2023 13:07 IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah
Image Source : BJP/TWITTER Union Home Minister Amit Shah

Rajasthan Assembly elections: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday launched the second  'Parivartan Sankalp Yatra' from Beneshwar Dham in Dungarpur, Rajasthan, ahead of the state Assembly elections. The assembly election in the state is due later this year.

Addressing a public meeting in Dungarpur, Shah said that when the Yatra will conclude after traversing through Rajasthan, it will mark the end of the Ashok Gehlot-led government.

Amit Shah slams Udhayanidhi Stalin 

Shah slammed Tamil Nadu Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin over his "Sanatana dharma" statement and said teh remark shows that the Opposition bloc I.N.D.I.A. "hates Hinduism" and is "an attack on our heritage".

Further attacking Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, the Home Minister said that the latter termed Hindu organisations as 'more dangerous' than Lashkar-e-Taiba.  "For the last two days INDIA alliance is insulting 'Sanatana Dharma'. Leaders of DMK and Congress are talking about ending 'Sanatana Dharma' just for vote bank politics. This is not the first time they have insulted our 'Sanatana Dharma'. Before this, Manmohan Singh also said that the first right on the budget is for the minorities, but we say that the first right is for the poor, tribals, Dalits and backwards. Today, the Congress party says that if Modi ji will win, Sanatana will rule. Rahul Gandhi said that the Hindu organisations are more dangerous than Lashkar-e-Taiba. Rahul Gandhi compared Hindu organisations with Lashkar-e-Taiba."

Shah lashes out at the I.N.D.I.A. alliance from the Rajasthan rally, stating that the 'Ghamandiya gathbandan' can go to any extent for vote bank politics. "INDIA alliance leaders have talked in the context of 'Sanatan dharma' for vote bank, appeasement politics," he added.

The Home Minister said that they (Opposition) say Sanatan rule will come if Modi wins. "Sanatan ruling people's heart. Modi has said India will run on the basis of the Constitution," said Shah.

 "Grand Ram temple to be ready in January in Lord Ram's birthplace. INDIA alliance cannot stop it. Congress blocked it for years," he added.

Shah attacked Gehlot government

Amit Shah criticized the Gehlot government severely, asking, "Gehlot should tell us what the UP government has given to Rajasthan. The Gehlot government has betrayed the people of Rajasthan. The Gehlot government has given corruption and favouritism to Rajasthan. Gehlot has given nothing except scams in 5 years. There were scams worth 12 lakh crores in the UP government. Those who oppose corruption cannot point a finger at Modi. The BJP has resolved to bring about change in Rajasthan."

He also said that Rajasthan CM Gehlot sees a red diary even when someone wears red clothes, it contains details of 'mining, Kalisindh, teachers' scams. "Ashok Gehlot should give an account of the corruption, scams and appeasement done in five years to the people of Rajasthan," he said at 'Parivartan Yatra' in Dungarpur. He said that the UPA government allocated only Rs 1,60,000 crore to Rajasthan in 10 years, but PM Modi gave Rs 8,71,000 crore in the last nine years.

Shah also offered prayers at Beneshwar Dham in Rajasthan's Dungarpur.

JP Nadda flagged off Parivartan Sankalp Yatra

Earlier on Saturday, BJP national president  JP Nadda flagged off the first Parivartan Sankalp Yatra from Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan.  This yatra has been launched by the state BJP on various issues against the Congress government in the state. This yatra will pass through all the 200 assembly constituencies in the state and cover over 9000 kms thus reaching out to over 1 crore people in the state.

Launching a scathing attack on the Ashok Gehlot-led government in Rajasthan over crime against women, corruption and other issues, Nadda accused the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of being involved in scams worth Rs 12 lakh crore. He also called upon the people to remove the government if they wanted to change the situation in the state. 

"When the Ashok Gehlot government of the Congress party puts the state in chaos, it indulges in misgovernance, people of the state get fed up due to misrule and it abolished reservation for women, then it becomes the responsibility of every BJP worker to go to the people of the state and tell them all about this misrule, misgovernance and chaos in the state. People of Rajasthan will not tolerate this misrule and misgovernance, he said.

He said that this is not the Congress government in the state, rather this is the government of massive corruption and loot which has given all its MLAs to loot the state. "The people in the Rajasthan government engage in massive corruption to please their bosses sitting in Delhi. This corrupt and incompetent government will be uprooted through democratic means with the cooperation and support of the people of Rajasthan," he added.

Parivartan Sankalp Yatras 

The party will launch a total of four yatras from different locations and each yatra will be inaugurated by a central leader, covering all 200 assembly constituencies. The Yatra which began on September 2, will culminate with a mega public address by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 25 in Jaipur.

The third yatra will be launched in Jaisalmer on September 4 by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh while the fourth Yatra scheduled to start from Gogamedi, Hanumangarh, will be flagded off by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, news agency ANI quoted sources as saying.

Former BJP CM Vasundhara Raje, Union Ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, party state president, CP Joshi, and Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Sateyndra Poonia will also take part in the programmes.

The four yatras will traverse through all 200 assembly constituencies under which Kisan chaupal, motorcycle rallies, meeting of women, Dalit chaupals will be organised to seek votes for the party.

Rajasthan is scheduled to go to the polls later this year with the BJP and the incumbent Congress locked in a straight fight. In 2018 the Congress won 99 seats while the BJP won 73 seats in the 200-member house. The Congress led by Ashok Gehlot formed the government with the support of Independents and the BSP.

Also Read: BJP national president JP Nadda attacks Gehlot government over corruption at Rajasthan rally

Also Read: Rajasthan: CM Gehlot meets kin of woman who was paraded naked in Pratapgarh, SIT formed

(With agencies input)

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