March 4, 2016 12:24:34 am
The Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan found itself in an embarrassing position on Thursday after senior BJP MLA and rebel Ghanshyam Tiwari cornered government in the assembly over demolition of temples in Jaipur and low grants to cowsheds, among other issues.
In a discussion on the Governor’s address, the former minister passionately brought up the razing of temples in Jaipur for Metro construction, saying that in no era have temples been razed in Jaipur, until now, mentioning the demolition of the nearly three-century old Rozgareshwar Mahadev temple.
Tiwari also demanded that the then Jaipur police commissioner, collector and the CM’s office should clarify the communication between them at that time. He said that people will go to the spot to pray on the upcoming Shivratri and that they should not be stopped. He also demanded that the razed temples be established on the same spots again as per law.
Proclaiming his RSS roots, Tiwari also impressed upon the government to spread RSS ideology. He also said that the grants for cowsheds should be increased, the 14 per cent reservation for Economically Backward Classes (EBCs) be implemented at the earliest and that efforts should be undertaken to uplift Ved schools.
Including Congress, BJP MLAs too were eagerly awaiting Tiwari’s address. Tiwari also suggested that a shloka in Governor’s address perhaps conveys a different meaning than intended, and hence, this should be rectified.
Taking pot shots at the CM, he then said that since the CM doesn’t talk to him anymore, he will share his suggestion with transport minister Yunus Khan instead.
He said he is also bypassing Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore – once considered close to CM – as he is not so important to her now, leading the House to chortle.
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