Rajasthan is number one in corruption, crimes against women, cybercrime, cattle smuggling, and Goonda tax, says UP CM Yogi.
JALORE/BARMER/BALOTRA, Nov 20 (The CONNECT) - Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed his concern about the direction Rajasthan has taken in the past five years under Congress rule. He brought attention to the alarming rise in youth suicides in Rajasthan, attributing this distressing trend to a severe shortage of employment opportunities in the state.
The Chief Minister held four rallies in support of BJP candidates ahead of the Rajasthan elections on Saturday.
“Due to the 'noora kushti' (pretence of a fight) within the government, Rajasthan has now claimed the top spot in corruption, setting new records. While the BJP-led government, led by Vasundhara Raje, was dedicated to the welfare of the poor, youth, and farmers five years ago, the last five years under the Gehlot government have witnessed the rise of new mafias. To eliminate them, a double-engine government like UP is needed,” Yogi said
The CM alleged a double standard in Rajasthan, noting that in cases of Hindu deaths, only Rs 2 lakh compensation is provided, whereas for Muslim deaths, Rs 25 lakh compensation is given.
CM Yogi Adityanath sought support for Ahor Assembly MLA and BJP candidate Chhagan Singh Rajpurohit. The CM received a warm welcome from saints present on the stage. He criticized the Congress, questioning where the state of Rajasthan is heading under their governance.
Yogi pointed out widespread corruption, ranking Rajasthan as number one in corruption, crimes against women, cybercrime, cattle smuggling, and Goonda tax. He criticized the government for its inefficiency in implementing welfare schemes and curbing cattle smuggling.
He emphasized that Rajasthan lacks leadership in any positive initiatives and is marred by internal conflicts within the government. He highlighted the emergence of mafias in various sectors, causing distress to the poor. “Electricity rates, prices of petrol and diesel due to VAT and mandi tax are highest in Rajasthan. Papers are leaking here in examinations. Due to lack of employment, most of the suicides are taking place in Rajasthan. To get rid of this, a double-engine government of the BJP is needed,” he said.
Yogi said, while Prime Minister Modi allocates funds for Rajasthan's development, the money ends up benefiting only a few leaders under Congress rule. “When there is damage due to excessive rainfall here, the CM does not come out of Jaipur and the Congress leaders go out for a picnic.”
He asserted that if Congress had genuinely brought about development, Modi would not have had to work so hard in nine years. He lamented the challenges faced by Rajasthan in the last five years, citing the government's silence on incidents like the murders of Kanhaiya Lal and a saint in Bundi.
Furthermore, Yogi alleged a double standard in compensation, citing Rs 2 lakh for a Hindu's death and Rs 25 lakh for a Muslim's death. The CM said, "A government that prohibits religious rituals, will it permit the construction of the Ram temple?”
He emphasized that as the country's prestige grows, the respect of its 142 crore citizens also increases. He asserted that enemies cannot infiltrate Indian borders, as India's brave soldiers will enter their hideouts and bring them to justice. The Chief Minister stated that if Rajasthan had a BJP government, the tap water scheme would have already reached every household.
He pointed out that despite Congress's promises of loan waivers, PM Modi delivered on his commitment to farmers through Samman Nidhi. Contrasting ideologies, he highlighted PM Modi’s focus on ensuring that the poor have the first right to the country's resources, while Congress previously claimed that Muslims held this priority.