Counselling the Centre to shun the alleged vanity “which doesn’t final in politics”, Gehlot asserted that folks perceive all the things and can train it a lesson at an acceptable time.
“There’s a place for dissent in a democracy. It should be there. After they had been within the Opposition, they criticised us,” Gehlot instructed reporters after hoisting the Tricolour on Independence Day right here.
“They’re such people who find themselves decided to rule the nation stubbornly with out bothering to listen to anybody,” he added.
The chief minister’s comment prompted Rajasthan’s BJP president Satish Poonia to take a dig at Gehlot and different Congress leaders.
“Gehlot is the primary chief minister who proudly says he didn’t enterprise out of his residence in the course of the Covid pandemic,” stated Poonia.
Referring to the following state meeting elections, he asserted that within the yr 2023, the individuals of Rajasthan will finish this and “quarantine” Congress out of energy.
He stated the Emergency was the largest battle on this nation after independence and everybody is aware of who imposed it.
“They discuss democracy. Both they have no idea the historical past or are intentionally ignoring it,” Poonia stated.
Earlier in the course of the day, Independence Day was celebrated with a lot fervour in Rajasthan with Chief Minister Gehlot hoisting the flag at Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh Stadium and inspecting the guard of honour.
Whereas speaking to reporters, Gehlot additionally accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being the “sole PM within the final 75 years who hesitates in taking the identify of former PM Jawaharlal Nehru”.
“I remorse that PM Modi feels shy of talking even two phrases concerning the first PM. With these individuals having such an angle, one can perceive the place will they take the nation to,” Gehlot stated.
The chief minister additionally accused the Centre of retaining varied democratic establishments and investigative businesses, together with the judiciary, Earnings Tax Division, CBI and ED underneath its strain and misusing them for political functions.
“They begin raids in states instantly earlier than elections,” stated Gehlot, including raids by investigative businesses and electioneering by political events have by no means occurred collectively.
Earlier in a video message on the seventy fifth Independence Day of the nation, Gehlot stated individuals ought to comply with the spirit of the Structure to maintain the nation united.
He stated the spirit of unity in range needs to be imbibed by the brand new era.
Whereas greeting individuals, he recalled the sacrifices of leaders like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad underneath the management of Mahatma Gandhi.
“Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi sacrificed her life to make sure that Khalistan just isn’t shaped. Equally, former PM Rajiv Gandhi received martyred to make sure peace prevails within the subcontinent,” he added.
Rajasthan Congress president Govind Singh Dotasra additionally focused the Centre, saying the BJP ruling the Centre and different states doesn’t have any religion in democracy.
He stated the autonomy of constitutional establishments is being infringed by the BJP governments within the Centre and varied states.
He stated those that specific dissent are termed as anti-national.
“Farmers have been combating for the final 10 months demanding the withdrawal of three agricultural legal guidelines however as an alternative of discovering an answer, the Central is adopting varied ways to suppress their motion,” he added.
He asserted that the Congress employees will “uproot these fascist forces” working towards the values of democracy.
Governor Kalraj Mishra additionally hoisted the Tricolour at Raj Bhavan right here and took the guard of honour.