Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said the people in Rajasthan would reject the BJP’s “politics of polarisation” in the upcoming Assembly election and support the ruling Congress, which was seeking a mandate based on the State government’s performance during the last five years. The BJP was misusing the Central agencies for its electoral benefit, Mr. Ramesh said.
Mr. Ramesh said at a press conference here that the BJP, which was devoid of issues, was using polarisation on the basis of religion and caste as well as the agencies like Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as its “weapons” for the polls. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his associates are speaking the language of polarisation and making baseless allegations against the Congress government in Rajasthan,” he said.
The Congress general secretary in-charge of communications said Rajasthan had emerged as a model State during the Congress rule while the Opposition BJP was not in a position to talk adversely about the State government’s welfare schemes. “They are afraid of the Congress’s popularity. Out of desperation, they are accusing Congress of appeasement and inaction in crimes against women. This is a complete lie.”
The voters in Rajasthan would reject the politics of polarisation just like the voters in Karnataka had done in the Assembly election, Mr. Ramesh said, adding that the people were fed up with inflation, unemployment, economic disparities, and the BJP’s politics of retribution.