Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing a public meeting in Rajasthan’s Nagaur, launched a scathing critique of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, accusing him of prioritizing the ‘Delhi durbar’ over the welfare of the state. PM Modi alleged that Gehlot’s attention was diverted towards safeguarding his position against political upheavals, leaving the people of Rajasthan neglected.
During his speech, PM Modi recounted an anecdote about a man quitting smoking repeatedly, drawing parallels to the purported lack of genuine unity between Gehlot and Sachin Pilot, referring to Pilot as ‘bechara’, the ‘chief minister-in-waiting’. He criticized the apparent staged display of unity between the two leaders during high-profile visits from Delhi, alleging it as “fake unity” fueled by bitterness.
The Prime Minister’s remarks insinuated that despite numerous public displays of unity, there existed deep-seated differences and insincerity between the senior leaders of the Rajasthan Congress. This attack unfolded amidst Gehlot and Pilot being seen alongside Rahul Gandhi during his recent campaigning in the state.
Responding to PM Modi’s remarks, Rahul Gandhi delivered a strong message of solidarity, asserting the united front of the Rajasthan Congress. “We are not only seen together, we are together,” Gandhi stated emphatically, expressing confidence in the Congress’s prospects in Rajasthan ahead of the upcoming elections.
The political landscape in Rajasthan appears charged as leaders engage in verbal exchanges, reflecting underlying tensions and differences within the state’s political corridors. With the election fervor intensifying, the rhetoric between parties and leaders amplifies, setting the stage for a closely watched electoral battle in the state.