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BJP Mixing Caste In Politics, Says Gehlot In Poll-Bound Rajasthan

"There is huge resentment among people against Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. Asking about mother and father of anyone can be an issue of criticism, but it cannot be an issue of doing politics," Gehlot told reporters.

BJP Mixing Caste In Politics, Says Gehlot In Poll-Bound Rajasthan
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BJP Mixing Caste In Politics, Says Gehlot In Poll-Bound Rajasthan
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2018-12-02T14:47:36+05:30

With assembly election date inching closer in Rajasthan, the major political parties have geared up to blame each other. Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot on Sunday accused the state government for shutting down various public welfare schemes.

While addressing media, Gehlot also accused BJP for influencing people using caste to get votes.

"BJP is not doing politics based on issues. It has mixed other issues including castes," he said. 

Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gehlot alleged he was the first prime minister who is not doing politics on the issues maintaining the dignity of his post. "He should do politics on national and international issues", he said.

He said that elections are like festivals and should be celebrated with brotherhood and good feeling.

"There is huge resentment among people against Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. Asking about mother and father of anyone can be an issue of criticism, but it cannot be an issue of doing politics," Gehlot told reporters.

Gehlot said Congress president Rahul Gandhi has also said that the party doesn't have fight with anyone, but it is a fight of ideology, policies and programmes. 

"They talk about Rahul Gandhi, Pandit Nehru, but Prime Minister Modi and Vasundhara will have to take 100 births to become Nehru," he said.

On demonetisation, Gehlot said it was a black chapter and prime minister "shattered" the country's economy. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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