BJP is a party of backward and arrogant thoughts: Gehlot

Published: 12th May 2013 07:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th May 2013 08:38 PM   |  A+A-


Continuing his scathing attack on BJP, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot today dubbed it as a party with backward and arrogant thoughts.

Addressing a rally in Pushkar town in Ajmer, Gehlot said, BJP only worked for inciting violence and riots.

"In Rajasthan, during the previous BJP rule, 90 people including 70 Gujjars lost their lives in 21 firing incidents," he said.

"Vasundhara Raje creates rumours and speculations, but has now been exposed and there is no liking for her in the state," Gehlot said.

Pointing towards the presence of women in the rally, the Chief Minister said the state government has initiated various schemes and programmes for women and benefits should be availed by them.

BJP had promised to construct a Ram temple in Ayodhya over two decades back leading to violence in the country, but when it came to power the issue was forgotten, said PCC president Chandrabhan.

Union minister Sachin Pilot, state minister Nasim Akhtar Insaaf and others were present at the rally.

On the other hand, addressing a rally at Bayana town of Bharatpur district during her Suraj Sankalp Yatra, BJP state president Vasundhara Raje said rate of unemployment has increased in the state.

"The government did not release vacancies in time, due to which highly qualified candidates are in queue today for jobs of peon," she claimed.

She alleged that lakhs of candidates are in the queue of jobs, but Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot only obliged his relatives giving them back-door entry (appointments) in Jai Narayan Vyas University in Jodhpur.


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