The second Parivartan Yatra of the BJP in Rajasthan commenced today from Beneshwar Dham, with Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurating the event. During his address, Shah expressed confidence that the Gehlot government’s farewell would be sealed with the culmination of the Parivartan Yatra. He also emphasized his own heritage as a son of a ‘baniya’ (business community) and questioned the achievements of the Congress government during its ten-year rule in Rajasthan.
Reflecting on the UPA government’s tenure in Rajasthan, Shah remarked, “What did the UPA government provide to the people of Rajasthan for ten years? Let’s be direct. I understand you may not respond, but I, being a son of a Baniya, carry all the records. During ten years of governance, Rajasthan received only 1.6 lakh crore rupees, whereas the Narendra Modi government has disbursed 8 lakh crore rupees to the people of Rajasthan in just nine years.”
Accusing the Congress of engaging in appeasement politics, Shah called upon the people to remove the Gehlot government, which, he claimed, instigates unrest. He stated, “Gehlot’s leadership is characterized by this. Congress leaders talk about undermining Sanatan Dharma (ancient Hinduism). The more they oppose Sanatan Dharma, the fewer seats they will secure. Their seat count declined in 2014 and 2019, and in 2024, they won’t even be visible through a telescope.”
Shah emphasized the significance of the BJP’s ‘Parivartan Sankalp Yatra,’ commencing on the “sacred grounds of Beneshwar Dham.” He praised the history of Dungarpur, which has always been associated with valor and highlighted the unity of tribal communities from Rajasthan and Gujarat who, alongside Maharana Pratap, fiercely resisted the Mughal army.
Turning his attention to Congress and DMK and their recent statements regarding Sanatan Dharma, Shah said, “Over the past two days, you have shown disrespect towards Sanatan Dharma. Leaders of two prominent parties in INDIA, DMK and the Congress, are advocating the eradication of Sanatan Dharma… These actions insult our culture in the pursuit of vote banks and appeasement politics.”