Wed. Oct 4th, 2023

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has expressed his apprehension over the intention of the Central authorities forming a committee on “one country one election”, saying the opposition ought to have been taken alongside on the choice.

“The Election Commission, Law Commission, and Parliamentary Committee have given suggestions many instances prior to now. It is such a giant determination. If the opposition events had been taken alongside, everybody would have determined collectively. After that, when you had shaped a committee, individuals would have believed, ” mentioned Gehlot addressing a programme organised in Phalodi on Sunday,

“Now your intention is being doubted whether or not you wish to work in a democracy on this approach or not. What is your coverage? You usually are not clarifying. People are nervous concerning the course. When I’m criticised, I really feel joyful if there’s reality in it.

“Because my religion in democracy is so sturdy that if somebody criticised me and if there’s reality in it, then my faith says that I ought to rectify it. If you make any mistake, right it. This will profit the general public. Why ought to I be proud? If you criticize them (opposition), they really feel unhealthy.

“Hundreds of individuals within the nation are sitting in jail for criticising them. These are individuals with fascist pondering. In order to rule, solely the masks of democracy is worn, ” he commented.

The Chief Minister went on to say that the Centre is “looting excise money in petrol-diesel, but the state government is becoming infamous”.

“The Centre’s share increased by continuously increasing excise. The states’ share in revenue was reduced however.”

He additionally commented on back-to-back visits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP nationwide president J.P. Nadda and Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to Rajasthan and questioned why are they after his state.

“We are the people who serve the mother cow. The previous government spent Rs 500 crore for gaushalas in 5 years. This time we have given a grant of Rs 3, 000 crore to cow shelters. Who are the BJP people talking about? They ask for votes in the name of mother cow. They should feel ashamed, ” he added.

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