The Congress has demanded dismissal of the ruling BJP government in Rajasthan, alleging that it had failed miserably on all fronts and proved itself "insensitive, careless, and fascist" while dealing with farmers' agitation in Sriganganagar district.
A memorandum to this effect was submitted to state governor Pratibha Patil by a delegation of Pradesh Congress Committee, headed by leader of opposition in the Rajasthan assembly RN Choudhary, and two former chief ministers Jagannath Paharia and Shiv Charan Mathur.
In the last 34 months, the rule of BJP government led by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje proved fatal to 17 farmers in nine police firing incidents in the state, the memorandum said.
The BJP government ordered brutal lathicharge at a number of places at least 32 times injuring hundreds of people, it said.
Instead of holding direct talks with the agitating farmers in Sriganganagar town where curfew was imposed since October 10 and where one farmer was killed in police lathicharge, the government was adamant on its fascist style of governance, the memorandum added.