The Congress Party on Sunday criticised Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for the attack on members of a rights organisation founded by award-winning activist Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey during the ‘Jawabdehi Yatra’.
“This is the home district of the Chief Minister and I don’t think this violent incident can take place without the recommendation of Chief Minister. The elected member is himself attacking and this incident has completely exposed this government,” Congress leader Sachin Pilot told ANI.
“If an NGO or a social worker brings out Jawabdehi Yatra then the government must take a cognizance of it, but unfortunately the opposite is happening here,” he added.
Pilot further said the attack is an attempt by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in the state to suppress the voices of people using violence.
“These types of incidents destroy the faith of people in democracy. I would request the Chief Minister to constitute a high-level Inquiry Commission to probe the matter,” Pilot said.
“If the MLA himself is attacking people then it is highly condemnable,” he added.
A rights organisation founded by award-winning activist Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey were allegedly attacked yesterday evening in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar by BJP legislator Kanwar Lal Meena and his supporters while the police stood by watching.
The activists were attacked in Aklera town of Jhalawar district which is in Chief Minister Vasundhara’s Raje’s son Dushyant Singh’s Lok Sabha constituency.