'Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra do part-time politics...' BJP MP Rajyavardhan Rathore


Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and MP Rajyavardhan Rathore on Tuesday lashed out at Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra saying the two leaders do ‘part-time politics’. He further took a dig at Rahul Gandhi for his presence in a nightclub Kathmandu in Nepal. 

Rathore said, “Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra do part-time politics… Rajasthan government is useless. Do as many press conferences or give as many justifications about his (Rahul Gandhi) partying as you want, why is your government not working on its responsibilities?” 

The statement on law and order situation in Rajasthan comes after a number of clashes broke out in Jodhpur on Monday (May 2). A violence erupted on Monday night between two religious groups. Owing to which, incident of stone-pelting were reported from at Jalori Gate in Jodhpur leaving several people injured.  

The conflict occured, on May 2, over replacing one community’s religious flag at Balmukand Bissa at the Jalori Gate intersection circle with that of another. People from the other community objected to this move, which resulted in clashes. The incident left several people injured. During this, the crowd also uprooted loudspeakers installed in the area for the Eid prayers.

On Tuesday, the police resorted to lathi-charge after stones were hurled for the second consecutive day at Jalori Gate in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur. A night earlier on Monday, two communities got involved in violence following stone-pelting and sloganeering. 

Jodhpur district administration has also temporarily suspended internet services in the district on Tuesday as a precautionary measure after clashes on Monday night.

According to an order issued by Jodhpur Divisional Commissioner Himanshu Gupta, all internet services have been suspended in Jodhpur beginning from 1 am today. 

Meanwhile, a video has been viral on the social media of Rahul Gandhi in the nightclub the set off a political slugfest. To which Congress sharply reacted and said “it has still not become a crime in this country to attend a marriage celebration,” Randeep Singh Surjewala, the Congress media department head. 

“Rahul Gandhi went to a friendly country, Nepal, to participate in a marriage function of a friend who also happens to be a journalist. It has still not become a crime in this country to attend a marriage. Maybe after today, the BJP may decide (if) it is illegal to attend a marriage and a crime to have friends,” he added. 

(With inputs from ANI)


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