Rajasthan’s BJP to issue ‘black paper’ against Congress government as Assembly polls near – Reuters
KOTA: The BJP decided on Wednesday to issue a “black paper” against the failings of the Rajasthan government as it deliberates on the strategy for the state assembly elections next year.
Party will shine light on failures, wrongdoings and crime rate of ruling Congress, BJP leader Rajendra Singh Rathore told media while briefing after two-day executive meeting of his party here.
The BJP also decided to highlight the achievements of the Union government led by Narendra Modi over the past eight years, he added.
The party’s Senior Vice President, Mukesh Dadhich, presented the strategy and roadmap for establishing one-on-one contact with the public ahead of the 2023 Assembly elections.
The party has decided to observe Jan Aakrosh Week in July against the state government for its failures, he said, adding that an awareness program will also be held.
BJP leaders have also lambasted Congress for staging protests against the Law Enforcement Directorate’s interrogation of Rahul Gandhi in a money laundering case.
BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh, who traveled to Kota to attend the two-day meeting, called the Congress a “champion of corruption”.
He said the party was conducting a “fake Satyagraha” and its leaders should admit the corruption they have committed.
Rajasthan ranks first in corruption while atrocities against women have increased over the past two years, Singh said.
But CM Ashok Gehlot did not listen to his inner voice, he said, adding that people in the state will teach Congress a lesson.
Meanwhile, some of the BJP employees and former bureau members were prevented from entering the meeting venue, which caused a ruckus there.
Reacting to this, party leader Bhajan Lal said only those who are members of the state executive were invited to the meeting.
He expressed his ignorance about the horseplay.
Meanwhile, top Congress leader and chairman of the Rajasthan Welfare Council, Archana Sharma, on Wednesday accused the BJP-run Center of abusing institutions to divert people’s attention from its failures.
She said the way the Law Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued notices to Congress Speaker Sonia Gandhi and former party leader Rahul Gandhi, it is clear that the Center is trying to hijack public attention to real issues such as inflation and unemployment.
Sharma alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was targeting Rahul Gandhi as he raised issues of public concern.
“Rahul Gandhi raises his voice against the bad policies and decisions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as the failures of the Centre.
That is why for eight years the BJP government has been targeting Rahul Gandhi, which is against the democratic traditions and values of our country,” she told a press conference here.
The Congress leader alleged that Modi wanted to run the government in a dictatorial manner, adding that the obstacle in his plan was Rahul Gandhi.
State Congress Secretary Lalit Toonwal said the party would stage a protest near the Raj Bhavan here and protests would be held at all district headquarters on Thursday.