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Kota/Bundi/Ajmer Dehat (Rajasthan): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday attacked the Rajasthan government accusing it of exceeding the limits of appeasement policies and discriminatory compensation practices.

During a series of five election rallies in Rajasthan covering eight assembly segments, Yogi said, “This government also discriminates in giving compensation. They give Rs 5 lakh compensation to Kanhaiya Lal’s family and if Muslims die in Jaipur after colliding with a motorcycle, they are given Rs 20 lakh each.”

He asserted that Hindu temples faced destruction and symbols of subjugation were erected during the Mughal era. “A disputed structure was built by demolishing the Ram temple in Ayodhya. When we protested, the Congress government used to commit atrocities,” he said.

The UP CM held a public meeting in support of Prem Gochar from Pipalda and Hiralal Nagar from Sangod. He lauded the inspirational life and sacrifices of the courageous women of Rajasthan, emphasising that the nation draws strength from their stories.

He commended the unwavering bravery of Indian soldiers in safeguarding the country’s borders. “Through their skills and crafts, the farmers and citizens from different sections of society here, contribute to PM Modi’s vision of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’,” he said.

Yogi observed that a transformative shift was taking place in Rajasthan and expressed the state’s determination for change. Criticising the Congress, he said that leaders were notably absent during crises like floods, heavy rain or the pandemic.

While mentioning the failures of the state government, he praised Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla for personally overseeing the distribution of relief materials during extreme rainfall. He commended Birla for prioritising the well-being of every individual without any kind of discrimination and said that public representatives should have the same kind of dedication and commitment to people’s welfare.

The UP while voicing his support for MLA and candidate Ashok Dogra from Bundi, Chandrakanta from Keshavrai Patan, and Prabhulal Saini from Hindoli, accused the Rajasthan government of exceeding limits in appeasement. “When the government was prohibiting entry to Mandhata Bala Ji temple, you made the government realise your strength against it,” he said.

He said that the government had also prohibited the use of MP-MLA funds for certain purposes, including spending on religious places.

Yogi contrasted this with the UP government’s initiative to beautify religious places. He asserted that under a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, incidents like the killing of innocent individuals such as Kanhaiya Lal would not have occurred.

He criticised the discriminatory compensation practices, pointing out the contrast in compensations where Rs 5 lakh was provided to Kanhaiya Lal’s family, while Muslims involved in a motorcycle collision in Jaipur were each granted Rs 20 lakh.

The CM sought votes for BJP candidate Shatrughan Gautam in the Kekri assembly constituency. He criticised the Congress and said that despite its long rule, Rajasthan has suffered under Congress leadership.

Comparing the five years of BJP’s Vasundhara Raje government with the Congress’s Ashok Gehlot government, he emphasised the BJP’s commitment to development, contrasting it with Congress’s internal conflicts hindering progress.

Highlighting the deteriorating road conditions in the state, Yogi said, “The roads here are dotted with potholes so much today that it is difficult to say whether there are potholes on the road or roads in the potholes.”

He sought public support for Pushkar MLA and BJP candidate Suresh Singh Rawat during a visit to the pilgrimage site of Pushkar. Expressing gratitude for the opportunity to visit the sacred place, Yogi emphasised the blessings that yogis like him receive by visiting such pilgrimage sites.

The UP CM said, “A 1000 years ago, India’s most glorious king Prithviraj Chauhan ruled in Ajmer. Despite defeating the foreign invader Mohammad Ghori 17 times, a small mistake made Prithviraj Chauhan hostage.”

He said that the people of Tirtharaj Pushkar will not repeat such mistakes. He also acknowledged the developmental work carried out during Vasundhara Raje Scindia’s tenure for the revival of the sacred lake in Pushkar, contrasting it with the perceived lack of progress during the Congress’s time.

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