Rajasthan minister sacked hours after questioning CM Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister and Congress leader Ashok Gehlot on Friday sacked his minister of state Rajendra Gudha. Raj Bhavan confirmed the development, with the Rajasthan Governor accepting CM Ashok Gehlot’s recommendation to sack Minister of State Rajendra Singh Gudha with immediate effect.

The development comes hours after Gudha raised questions against it Ashok Gehlot led the state government. Gudha had said, “It is true and it should be accepted that we have failed in women’s safety. Instead of Manipur, we should look inside ourselves that atrocities on women have increased in Rajasthan.”

Gudha took charge as Minister of State for Sainik Welfare (Independent Charge), Home Guards and Civil Defence, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development.

development follows Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)Criticism of the Congress government in Rajasthan for ‘failing’ to protect women in the poll-bound state.

The BJP on Friday claimed that Congress-ruled Rajasthan has become a “complete failure state” with at least 17-18 rape cases being registered every day. Rahul Gandhi When he visits the state to see the “complete breakdown” of law and order.

raising the issue of women safety in rajasthanUnion minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat also listed alleged incidents of atrocities against Dalits and hit out at Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge – a leader of the community – for not taking cognizance of such cases.

As per media reports, 17 to 18 cases of rape and 5 to 7 cases of murder are registered every day. Rajasthan Rajasthan … Extortion from businessmen is happening every day. “Rajasthan ranks number one in terms of crimes against women, crimes against children and atrocities against Dalits,” Shekhawat told a press conference at the BJP headquarters here.

The BJP’s response comes amid opposition attacks on the situation in Manipur after a May 4 video surfaced on Wednesday showing two women from one warring community being paraded naked by a group of men from the other side.

Congress President Mallikarjun KhargeCongress state in-charge Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said on Friday that Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will address a public meeting in Rajasthan’s Banswara district on August 9.

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Updated: July 21, 2023, 09:16 PM IST