Jaipur, Apr 12 (PTI) Rajasthan Transport Minister Yunus Khan today accused AICC general secretary and former chief minister Ashok Gehlot of making baseless statements to be in news.

Khan claimed that crime against women was less in Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s first term till 2008, but the cases increased in the previous Congress government led by Gehlot.

Gehlot makes baseless statements just to remain in news, Khan told reporters at the party office here.

Khan said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is observing fast today to expose the Congress which is expert is strangulating democratic traditions of the country.

The Congress only believes in one family. Respect for democracy and for public sentiments is not there in the dictionary of the party, he said.

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