Home minister Rajnath Singh followed the political ritual and took meal at home of a Dalit supporter during his visit to Jaipur on Friday. Earlier during the day, he inaugurated the Making of Developed India Festival (Modi Fest) at Muhana and addressed a gathering at Dudu. He was in the city to mark celebrations of three years of BJP governments at the Centre.

He credited the central government for surgical strikes by the Indian Army in POK. “Intruders from Pakistan had attacked an army camp in a cowardly act and we gave a befitting reply,” he said.

He claimed that the Indian borders are more secure today than ever and Indian forces have standing orders to answer “bullet with bullet”.

He also hailed the Modi government for taking strong decisions such as demonetisation and Ujjwala and Mudra welfare schemes.

However, the fest received a lukewarm response. Hundreds had assembled for the inaugural ceremony, but most left with Rajnath Singh.

 “I have work at Dudu where the minister will address a public meeting” said BJP MLA from Bagru, Kailash Verma as he dashed out.

The BJP rural district president of city who was supervising activities at the camp also left. Not a single visitor arrived for the rest of day.