New Delhi, Dec 02: Merely a week before prestigious Gujarat Assembly elections 2017, chief minister Vijay Rupani came under Opposition attack, after a daughter of martyr Ashot Tadvi, was dragged away by police from the venue of his rally in Narmada district on Friday.Also Read - Throwback Video: When Narendra Modi Took Oath As Gujarat Chief Minister on October 7, 2001 | Watch
Tadvi’s 26-year-old daughter Rupal reportedly wanted to talk to the CM about the present condition of her family. She claimed that her family was not given a piece of land which was promised to them after her father, a BSF jawan was killed in action during an encounter with terrorists in the Valley. (Also Read: Gujarat Poll Campaign in Full Swing, PM Modi to Address Seven Rallies on Dec 3, 4) Also Read - Gurajat Cabinet: CM Bhupendra Patel Keeps Home Ministry, Kanubhai Desai Gets Finance | Full List Here
A video of the incident is also doing rounds on social media from Friday. In the video, the CM can be heard directing the police officials to move Rupal to the side. “Take her to the side. Sister, I will meet you once the rally is over… My dear brothers and sister…,” the Gujarat CM is heard addressing the public gathering. Also Read - 24 Brand New Ministers Sworn-in, Taking Bhupendra Patel-Led Gujarat Government's Strength to 25
Reacting over the viral video, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said,”BJP’s ego is at its peak. Great patriotic CM Rupaniji has brought shame upon humanity by dragging the daughter of a martyr out of his rally. The family has not got any help in the past 15 years, received hollow promises and got the elbow. Have some shame, give her justice.”
Soon CM Rupani hit back at Congress VP on the micro-blogging site, saying,”Only the BJP government has respected the soldiers who defend our borders.” Attacking the Congress on One Rank, One Pension and the Adarsh Society scam, Rupani said,”Will the Congress answer for insulting soldiers by not implementing One Rank One Pension for years?”
Meanwhile, according to the local police, Tadvi and her family members had tried to breach the security cover around the chief minister in the past too. “The family claims that the land promised by the government after the death of Ashok Tadvi has not been allotted. They have been protesting for long and we have to keep an eye on them,” a police officer said.