PM Modi’s direct attack on Ashok Gehlot
At a rally in Sikar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and claimed that the Congress party’s dark secrets would be exposed via the red diary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticised Congress for running ‘loot ki dukaan’ and ‘jhooth ka bazaar’ in Rajasthan, targeting the government led by Ashok Gehlot.
Gehlot’s befitting reply
In place of the “imaginary red diary,” CM Gehlot reminded PM, Modi, to engage in conversation about “red cylinders and red tomatoes.” He alleged that the red diary was a projection of his imagination and that he could see the red diary but not the faces of those who were adversely affected by the price increase. People might speak out against him during the elections, he highlighted.
How did the “red diary” gain prominence?
After Congress, MLA Rajendra Singh Gudha exhibited a red diary in the state assembly and asserted it might unveil Gehlot, the “red diary” affair gaining popularity. Gudha was subsequently removed from the assembly before being suspended. With regard to the journal, it contains information on the bribes given by the Gehlot camp to independent candidates and MLAs during Sachin Pilot’s 2020 uprising.
After an issue with the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan assembly government over women’s safety and law and order, Rajendra Singh Gudha was dismissed on July 21. Gudha took steps to defend women’s rights and maintain state security. The chief minister demanded a red diary, the contents of which he said contained confidential information about Ashok Gehlot’s unethical financial dealings. He asserted that MLAs and ministers representing the Congress captured him, kicked him, and stole the diary. Nevertheless, he was still able to preserve a handful of parts of the diary.
What did it include?
The amount listed in Dharmendra Rathore’s journal, which included information on financial transactions and payments made to MLAs, was discovered to be Rs 2-5 crore, not lakhs. The diary additionally included the names of Ashok Gehlot and his son. Due to Gudha’s accusations, the meeting had to be called to a standstill and he eventually received a suspension for conduct that was disruptive.
The situation generated a political backlash when Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat queried the relevance of the “red diary” and turbulence in the Gehlot administration.
Congress’ “panicking” over the red diaries was recently addressed by BJP leader Satish Poonia. Gudha received criticism for supporting Sachin Pilot in an argument with Ashok Gehlot and for calling Gehlot “nikamma,” “nakara,” and “gaddar.” Pilot, who rose the party’s seats from 21 to 99, contrary to his argument, cannot be characterised as a “nikamma.”
Congress’s internal politics
While discussing the Red Diary in the Rajasthan Assembly, Rajendra Gudha was violently assaulted. Rahul needs to clarify why he is mute regarding crimes against women in Rajasthan, and Gehlot must respond.
The case against Ashok Gehlot, a former minister of Rajasthan, is discussed in the book. Gehlot is accused of extorting money from a woman after she had given her Rs 384,000 for her daughter’s wedding. The woman allegedly stated that if the man did not return the money, she would kill herself. Feeling helpless, the minister reimbursed the woman and asked the man who had originally received the money to return it. However, the man accused the minister of extortion and brought a lawsuit against him. In the case, which involved internal politics within the Congress party, pressure was put on the minister to be jailed.
Gudha claimed that he had constantly run against the BJP in elections and won, with the Congress finishing third or fourth. He helped them in the Rajya Sabha and Presidential elections and moved six BSP MLAs to the Congress that followed the most recent assembly elections.
He is now, however, believed to be acting at the BJP’s command. He was imprisoned for 38 days in Rajasthan’s previous BJP administration for blocking traffic during a protest. The Congress is pursuing me because they’re unwilling to have discussions against Sachin Pilot.