Baran (Rajasthan): During a political rally in Anta, Baran, as part of the 2023 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed apprehensions about the state of law and order in Rajasthan. He attributed the rise in anti-social activities to what he claimed was the Congress party’s support, suggesting that this support had emboldened criminal elements.
#WATCH | Rajasthan Elections | In Anta, Baran, PM Narendra Modi says, “With Congress’ support, the morale of anti-social forces is high. People in Rajasthan are being beheaded publically and this is being celebrated. The entire country saw what happened with Dalit youths in… pic.twitter.com/gSLuDxYH4Y
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PM Modi highlighted incidents of public beheadings in the state, condemning the gruesome acts and questioning the ability of the state government to ensure public safety. He also referenced an unspecified incident involving Dalit youths in Jhalawar, linking it to the broader issue of rising lawlessness.
The Prime Minister expressed dismay over the reported impact of riots on cultural and religious celebrations in Rajasthan. Festivals such as Ram Navami, Holi, and Hanuman Jayanti were cited as instances where communal tensions allegedly disrupted public harmony.
These remarks by PM Modi come amidst the ongoing election campaign in Rajasthan, injecting a new dimension into the political discourse. The comments underscore the significance of law and order as a central theme in the electoral debate.
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