Cong will probe BJP govt's misdeeds in Rajasthan: Gehlot

Cong will probe BJP govt's misdeeds in Rajasthan: Gehlot

In picture: Former chief minister Ashok Gehlot. ANI file photo.
Gehlot said Vasundhara Raje's rule would be solely remembered for lathi-charges on the people of the state.

Attacking the Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot said today the Congress would probe the present dispensation's "misdeeds" after coming back to power in the western state.

The Congress general secretary also targeted the BJP claiming an atmosphere of hatred had been created in the country in which the common people were finding it difficult even to breathe. He claimed the RSS was taking decisions instead of the Centre and the state governments.

Hitting out at the Raje government, Gehlot said her rule would be solely remembered for lathi-charges on the people of the state.

There is a huge resentment among people and they will give an apt reply at the right time, Gehlot said here at a press conference, a day ahead of his birthday.

Targeting Chief Minister Raje further, Gehlot claimed she should step down from the post in view of the "continuous humiliation" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.

The Raje-led BJP government has failed to deliver on all fronts, including law and order, corruption, handling bureaucracy, water and farmers issues, Gehlot alleged.

The countdown for the BJP in the state has begun and Congress will probe the misdeeds of the BJP government if it is voted to power, he added.

“The BJP is purchasing land in districts. Land worth crores is being given away at throwaway prices. Bureaucrats should avoid getting embroiled and not work under any pressure. Misdeeds of the BJP government will be probed by Congress when it comes in power,” he alleged.

Gehlot also accused the BJP, which rules the Centre as well as Rajasthan, of creating an environment of hatred in the country.

“All sections of the society are unhappy. It is unfortunate that people are not even able to breathe due to the circumstances and environment prevailing in the country,” Gehlot said.

He claimed that even the judiciary was undergoing tough times.

“Conflict between judiciary and government were common in Pakistan, but now India is also facing a similar situation,” he said.

The former Rajasthan chief minister alleged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) had become an extra-constitutional authority, which took political decisions for the BJP.

Instead of the government, the RSS has become a "Mai-Baap" in the state and the Centre, he claimed.

Asked about new charge assigned to him by the Congress, the veteran said he had been assigned the responsibility in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat and now in New Delhi.

"It is hard to find such an obedient child who performs the assigned duties responsibly,” Gehlot said.