Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior Congress chief Ashok Gehlot on Sunday alleged that simply the way in which goats are bought for Eid celebrations, the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) is shopping for MLAs to topple elected governments in states.
He mentioned the BJP had pulled down governments utilizing cash energy in Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, and had unsuccessfully tried to unseat him as nicely in Rajasthan, an obvious reference to the turmoil when Gehlot was set to battle the Congress presidential polls.
He was talking at a rally in Khedbrahma city of Sabarkantha district in Gujarat, the place Meeting elections are due by the top of the 12 months.
The Congress’ manifesto for the Meeting polls shall be launched by November 8, he added.
“The BJP’s acts are weakening democracy. They topple state governments and kind their very own authorities after shopping for MLAs. Utilizing the cash obtained by way of electoral bonds, they purchase MLAs identical to individuals purchase goats from bakra mandis throughout Eid,” Gehlot mentioned.
“The BJP first toppled the Congress authorities in Arunachal Pradesh and fashioned their very own authorities. The identical factor occurred in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Every MLA was paid almost Rs 35 crore. Although they tried to do the identical in Rajasthan not too long ago, they might not succeed as a result of all MLAs remained united,” he claimed.
He additionally expressed anger on the current defection of Khedbrahma Congress MLA Ashvin Kotval to the ruling BJP.
Earlier than Khedbrahma, Gehlot and different senior Congress leaders addressed a rally in Virampur village in Banaskantha in north Gujarat.
Through the Virampur rally, Gehlot mentioned the Congress will announce its ballot manifesto for Gujarat on November 8, including that it’s going to focus primarily on social safety, corresponding to free healthcare, training and employment.
“We are going to implement Rajasthan’s social safety mannequin in Gujarat. We offer Rs 10 lakh medical insurance coverage to every household. We additionally run a free kitchen the place anybody can get a meal for Rs 8. As a substitute of 100 days, we offer 125 days of employment beneath the MNREGA,” he mentioned.
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