Hitting at the state government, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said law and order situation has deteriorated under the regime of the BJP led by Vasundhara Raje. The party had in fact made the issue an election issue during its campaigning.
“While the law and order situation is deteriorating in state, the home minister is feeling proud in praising the police and administration,” he said while addressing media persons at the party office in the state capital.
A woman’s feet were chopped off to steal her anklets, a Japanese woman was raped…have not seen such atmosphere in the past, said Gehlot. “The BJP has chosen such a man as a home minister who only praises the police and the administration but does not take action when crime incidents happen. What liberty has the chief minister given to him, only she can tell,” he said.
Commenting on the upcoming budget session, he said, “I do not know in what work the government is busy? The work announced in the last budget and the manifesto cannot be seen.”
“The government has been receiving feedback from various sections of the society on the upcoming budget session and we hope that the government provides maximum relief to the common people. Our government, during inflation, had provided a subsidy of Rs 25 on LPG cylinders and relief was given by reducing the prices of petrol. But the same has been withdrawn by the BJP government which is unfortunate,” said Gehlot.
Speaking on the Delhi assembly poll results, Gehlot said the high command too is concerned with the party’s performance. Feedback is being gathered at block level following directives from the party’s top leadership after which a decision will be taken next month to strengthen the organisation.
“There is no alternative of Congress in the country. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to adopt Mahatma Gandhi for politics,” he said.