Jhalawar, Aug 11: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is facing the wrath from a section of BJP workers in her home constituency of Jhalawar. With placards that read “Vasundhara, go back” and “Vasundhara, quit Jhalawar”, activists, led by BJP worker Pramod Sharma, organised a bike rally with placards on the anniversary of the Quit India Movement on August 9. Also Read - Vaccine, Jobs And Unemployment Allowance: High Political Drama in Bihar as Parties Wage Manifesto War Ahead of Polls
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The rally, with over 1,000 activists riding nearly 500 motorcycles, passed through the markets of Jhalawar and adjoining Jhalrapatan cities of the home constituency of CM Raje. Also Read - 'Unlike UP...': Rahul Gandhi Hits Out At BJP Over 'Gandhis Don't Care' Comment
They were protesting against corruption and lack of development works in Jhalawar, the organisers said.
“We have launched the ‘Vasundhra, quit Jhalawar movement’ on the lines of Quit India Movement, as the public in CM Raje’s home constituency are fed up with corruption, non development in the 30 years of her rule,” Pramod Sharma, a BJP worker for 20 years, said.
“Raje had been elected member of Parliament for five times, member of Legislative Assembly for three times from Jhalawar and is completing her second term as CM. But, she has done nothing for the common man of her constituency,” Sharma alleged, and added that she destroyed the BJP unit in her area by politically assassinating true workers and promoting people with vested interests.
The activists are taking the ‘Vasundhra, quit Jhalawar movement’ to the people to convince them to vote against Raje in the upcoming elections, Lalit Vaishnav, an activist associated with the movement, said.
When contacted, Jhalawar district BJP president refuted all allegations levelled by the activists, saying overwhelming developmental works have been carried out in Jhalawar during Vasundhra Raje’s tenure as CM.
He however admitted that a rally was organised in Jhalawar by the supporters of BJP MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari, the veteran state BJP leader who has been rebelling against the Raje government ever since she has assumed power in the state.
Notably, Raje’s son Dushyant Singh represents the Jhalawar-Baran parliamentary constituency.
In a similar incident, posters reading ‘Anti-Bengal BJP Go Back’ had surfaced on the streets of Kolkata, ahead of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah’s rally on Saturday. The posters were reportedly put up around Mayo Road, near Shah’s rally venue.
(Inputs from PTI)