Gehlot calls Raje’s campaign ‘helicopter yatra’

first_imgAICC general secretary Ashok Gehlot on Monday asked Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje what account of herself was she giving by travelling in a helicopter for her ‘Gaurav Yatra’.“She should apologise to the people for not doing any work in these five years, even though they gave her a massive mandate,” he said. Mr. Gehlot arrived in Jodhpur on Monday, two days ahead of the ‘Sankalp Rally’ of the Congress which will be held in Pachpadra village of Barmer district. Calling Ms. Raje’s campaign a “helicopter yatra”, Mr. Gehlot asked “why was the Chief Minister scared of mingling with the common people of the State”.The former Chief Minister accused Ms. Raje of “spreading terror through her Gaurav Yatra and creating a curfew-like environment in the State by stopping protesters from raising black flags at the campaign venues”. Reportedly, people were barred from staying on roofs and balconies of their houses when Ms. Raje’s meetings were being held in the vicinity. Mr. Gehlot called it a“curfew-like environment”. “People wanted to see her, meet her. Why is she so scared? What kind of democracy is this,” Mr. Gehlot asked. He also held her responsible for “delaying the refinery project for four years in the name of reviewing it” and slammed her for relaying the foundation stone. “Today there is only a wall in the name of refinery construction. Had it not been delayed, the refinery would have taken full shape by now,” Mr. Gehlot said.last_img

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