BJP leader Rajyavardhan Rathore on Wednesday called newly elected Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge a “rubber stamp” and alleged that the party’s internal polls of its leader were a “fraud”.
Reacting to allegations of irregularities in the conduct of elections in Uttar Pradesh, the MP for Jaipur Rural said that when the party cannot properly conduct internal polls between two people, then ”how can they handle elections on a national level”.
Kharge won the polls for president of Congress, the results of which were announced on Wednesday. He was opposed to party leader Shashi Tharoor.
”A strong opposition is necessary for a strong democracy. After a long period of time, the Congress party looks away from a family, but it still looked for a rubber stamp. Their internal election is just a fraud and a drama,” he said.
He also targeted the Congress government led by Ashok Gehlot in Rajasthan, alleging a lack of law and order.
Rathore claimed he was only interested in gathering information about his MPs, apparently referring to differences within the party.
”The state government only cares about political intelligence. The police and intelligence services receive orders for political intelligence. They are ordered to gather information on which MP is meeting with whom, which minister is meeting with whom in the evening,” he alleged.
“When the police are engaged in such work, how can they protect the general public,” he said. Rathore said criminals from Uttar Pradesh and Haryana find Rajasthan a safe haven. “Criminals are facing actions in UP and Haryana and they know there is no rule of law in Rajasthan and the Chief Minister has no time so they are moving in Rajasthan,” he said. Rathore warned that tough action against these criminals will be taken after the BJP comes to power in the state.
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