Jaipur, Apr 8 (PTI) Rajasthan’s Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Arun Chaturvedi said today that saluting protestors of ‘Bharat Bandh’ on the social media and then announcing a fast in the name of non-violence reflected the “dual character” of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

On April 2, Rahul Gandhi saluted Bharat Bandh protestors and has now announced a fast in the name of non-violence on April 9. It is a stark contrast and shows his dual character, Chaturvedi said at a press conference here.

There had been several incidents of violence and clashes during the ‘bandh’.

He said the Congress was making baseless allegations that the BJP government was deceiving people in the name of public hearings.

Congress is trying to find political ground to save its face by making such baseless allegations, Chaturvedi said.

He claimed that public hearings organised by BJP ministers, MLAs had helped in solving peoples problems.

Campaigns such as ‘Nyay apke dwar’, ‘Aapka Jila aapki sarkar’, ‘CM Helpline 181’, ‘Pandit Deendayal Jalkalyan Shivir’ have helped in addressing problems of common people, he said.

It is hard to understand the reason behind Congress’s jealousy over the novel initiative of holding public hearings by the BJP government, Chaturvedi said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.