New Delhi (Agency): Congress leader Sachin Pilot defended the law and order situation in Rajasthan, saying it is better than in states ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), such as Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. This comes amid increasing criticism from the BJP as assembly elections approach in Rajasthan.
In a press meeting in Dausa, Pilot stated, “Whenever any incident has taken place, action has been taken, and the accused have been arrested within hours. Such incidents can happen anywhere, but we have taken immediate action.” He also criticized BJP leaders for suddenly raising concerns about law and order as elections are nearing, despite being silent for the last five years.
Pilot didn’t stop at defending Rajasthan; he also targeted the BJP-led government at the Centre. He accused them of misleading people and focusing on religion to gain power. Referring to BJP questioning Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for not visiting Rajasthan after incidents of crime against women, he said the opposition is trying to make law and order an electoral issue.
Further, Sachin Pilot expressed that Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge should have been invited to the G20 gala dinner hosted by President Droupadi Murmu. He said that if Kharge was invited, it would have shown that the country is united.
During a Kisan Sammelan in Bandikui, Pilot warned the youth about the BJP’s tactics to mislead them. “Inflation is rising, industries are getting shut. The Centre is busy creating issues over the country’s name,” said Pilot. He contrasted the UPA government’s policies like MGNREGA and RTE with the NDA’s demonetization and “faulty” GST. Pilot stated that BJP had not realized its promises like bringing back black money and sending back illegal Bangladeshi migrants.
Pilot concluded by saying that people are becoming aware of the “politics of lies and hypocrisy,” which is evident in the low turnout for the BJP’s Parivartan Yatra.
With these strong statements, Pilot has set the stage for an intense political battle leading up to the assembly elections in Rajasthan, turning the spotlight on issues ranging from law and order to economic policies.