It is worth mentioning that on Monday, the state government ministers had to face opposition from the people in the meeting held on the occasion of bone immersion of Colonel Bainsla in Pushkar. During Chandana’s address, some people also threw shoes on the stage. However, former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot was not present in the public meeting.
If Sachin Pilot becomes the Chief Minister by throwing a shoe at me, then he should be made soon because today I do not feel like fighting.
The day I come to fight then only one will be left and I do not want this.
— Ashok Chandna (@AshokChandnaINC) September 12, 2022
As Industries Minister Shakuntala Rawat, Chandna and other Congress leaders reached the stage, Pilot’s supporters in the crowd created a ruckus over his not being invited to the event and some threw shoes towards the stage.
Significantly, the police had to be called to control the situation. The family members of more than 70 people who died in police firing during the Gurjar movement were also present on the stage.
Expressing displeasure over the incident, Chandna targeted Pilot, “If Sachin Pilot becomes the Chief Minister by throwing a shoe at me, then he should be made soon, because today I do not feel like fighting. The day I come to fight then only one will be left and I don’t want that.”
It is noteworthy that both Pilot and Chandna come from the Gujjar community. There has been no response from the pilot in this regard so far.
On Tuesday, at a program in Hindoli, Chandna asked her supporters not to be distracted, pointing to this incident. He said, “For the last one or two days, many developments are going on all over Rajasthan, you don’t need to worry about it. All this mud is outside, let it be outside.
At the same time, the ‘Twitter war’ between Chandna and senior BJP leader Rathod over this issue continued on Tuesday as well.
Chandna did the first tweet after Monday’s incident regarding this. He wrote, “Today got to see a wonderful sight. There was applause when (then cabinet member) Rajendra Rathod sahib, who ordered the killing of 72 martyrs, came on stage and shoes were thrown at those whose family members went to jail in the agitation.” It is worth noting that during the Gurjar movement, there was a BJP government in the state.
On this tweet of Chandna, Rathore has retweeted, “Before you blame others, take a peek in your back, why did this situation arise? If you take the ripe crop of others and take it to your field, then the result will be like this. Now look ahead and see what happens….”
At the same time, in response to this, Chandna has written on Tuesday, “Were you not a minister in the 2007 firing government? Your age and experience is more than me, so I will not comment. Everyone has seen who came yesterday to harvest the fruit.
Significantly, Gurjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla, who led the Gurjar reservation movement in Rajasthan, died on 31 March. His ashes were immersed in Pushkar Sarovar in Rajasthan on Monday.
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