The CM’s assertion got here because the opposition BJP within the state has relentlessly attacked his authorities over incidents of communal violence within the state’s Jodhpur, Alwar and Karauli since April 2.
“The BJP is nervous. Subsequently, they’re instigating riots. When BJP nationwide president J P Nadda Sahab got here to Sawai Madhopur even then I had mentioned that he has come to set hearth and the violence erupted in Karauli,” he informed reporters in Udaipur.
Communal violence had erupted in Karauli on April 2 when a motorbike rally being taken out by Hindu outfits was pelted with stone whereas passing by way of a Muslim-dominated space.
Referring to communal tensions in Jodhpur, he mentioned there was no such subject which might have led to the rioting there.
The BJP is “unable to digest peace” within the state, he alleged.
“They’ve directions from their excessive command to defame the Rajasthan authorities and create instability as a lot as they will,” the CM alleged.
Gehlot mentioned the Congress is being blamed for the demolition of two temples in an anti-encroachment drive in Alwar’s Rajgarh however the proposal to take away the constructions was handed by the BJP-led civic physique there.
“Thirty-four of 35 councillors within the Nagar Palika there are from the BJP,” he mentioned.
The chief minister mentioned that there was peace in Rajasthan on Ram Navami whereas riots broke out in seven states of the nation.
“Bulldozers have been run over the (homes of) poor there. What has not occurred in Madhya Pradesh, Delhi however there may be peace right here and they don’t seem to be capable of digest it,” he mentioned.
“We didn’t let riots happen wherever, neither in Karauli, Rajgarh nor in Jodhpur. There was no casualty, no main incident, no accident,” Gehlot mentioned.
“If there are tensions, we are going to take motion and people concerned in riots, be it of any caste, faith, class or political occasion, will likely be handled equally,” he mentioned.
Communal tensions had gripped Gehlot’s hometown Jodhpur on Eid on Tuesday over the hoisting of a flag, prompting the authorities to impose a curfew and droop cell web providers.
Until now, police have arrested 141 individuals for disturbing peace and concord.