The purported remarks of BJP nationwide spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia on late former Union Minister Sis Ram Ola triggered a row in Rajasthan on Saturday, prompting a number of political leaders, together with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, to demand an apology from the ruling social gathering on the Centre. Ola, a distinguished Jat chief from the Shekhawati area, died in 2013.
In a tv debate over the latest reshuffle within the Union Cabinet, Mr. Bhatia made some offensive remarks about Ola’s induction into the Manmohan Singh authorities in 2013 regardless of his previous age. Mr. Bhatia himself shared a video clip of the TV debate on his twitter account however deleted it later following the ruckus.
Mr. Gehlot reacted sharply to the remarks and demanded that BJP nationwide president J.P. Nadda tender an apology instantly to the folks of Rajasthan. “I condemn these remarks… They have created a lot of anger. Mr. Ola protected the interests of farmers in the social and political fields for more than 60 years. He received Padma Shri in 1968 for his social service,” Mr. Gehlot tweeted in Hindi.
A lot of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) activists staged a demonstration exterior the BJP State headquarters right here. When the BJP staff confronted them, policemen deployed on the venue managed the state of affairs and dispersed the protesters. BKU spokesperson Ajit Kaswan mentioned the farmers wouldn’t tolerate humiliation of their departed chief.
Pradesh Congress president Govind Singh Dotasra, Revenue Minister Harish Chaudhary and Tonk MLA Sachin Pilot mentioned the BJP chief’s remarks had proven the social gathering’s mentality of disregarding the contributions of tall leaders. Rashtriya Loktantrik Party chief and Nagaur MP Hanuman Beniwal additionally condemned Mr. Bhatia’s remarks.