Protesting in the well of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly over the ‘threatening statement’ of Congress in-charge Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at PCC meet here yesterday, BJP MLAs on Tuesday staged a walkout demanding a case against Randhawa.
During a debate on the grants for demand of the Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Department, a BJP MLA Madan Dilawar suddenly stood from his seat alleging, “Terrorists have entered Rajasthan. The public is terrified. That terrorist has said to finish off Modi. The government has not yet caught the terrorist. The government is sitting silently. A conspiracy is being hatched to kill Modi ji.”
Immediately after Dilawar’s statement, other BJP MLAs stood up and started speaking loudly and moved towards the well creating ruckus in the House.
The BJP MLAs started raising slogans of “Sukhjinder Randhawa Murdabad”. After an uproar, Deputy Leader of Opposition Rajendra Rathore said that the way the Congress in-charge has given a statement about the prime minister of the country is ‘condemnable’.
Clarifying Randhawa’s statement, Education Minister BD Kalla said, “He (Randhawa) had not said anything like this. He had called for defeating Modiji to save the country. He didn’t talk about eliminating Modiji. I was present there. There is a provision in the rules of the assembly that on the basis of what is published in the newspaper, nothing can be raised or told in the house. I was there. Your protest and uproar is wrong”.
Not content with the minister’s reply, Rathore walked out of the House along with all BJP MLAs. The irate BJP MLAs did not follow the instructions of Chairperson J P Chandelia.
It is pertinent to mention here that on Congress party’s nationwide demand to set up a JPC into Adani Group’ alleged scam, Randhawa lambasted the prime minister and business tycoons Adani and Ambani saying if the BJP was finished in elections, Adani would himself be removed, and Congress’ fight was with BJP, not with businessmen. If Modi is finished off, Adani will itself be removed”. Entire speech of Randhawa went viral on social media immediately after his speech.
Later in the day, the ABVP activists broke the security ring outside the University of Rajasthan’s main gate, and showed ‘black flags’ to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s car for insulting martyrs’ widows on their demands. CM went there to attend a Students’ Union function. However the police force jumped from their vehicles to catch the protesters.