Union Home Minister Amit Shah Accuses Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot of Massive Corruption Ahead of Elections

In the lead-up to the November 25 assembly elections, Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched a scathing attack on Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, asserting that the ‘Laal Diary’ contains Gehlot’s ‘Kacha Chitta,’ referring to the rough draft detailing alleged scams in the state under Gehlot’s administration.

Amit Shah, campaigning in Rajasthan’s Bijainagar, claimed that the ‘Laal Diary’ contains calculations of corruption worth thousands of crores involving Gehlot. The Red Diary gained prominence after sacked Rajasthan Minister Rajendra Gudha alleged that it contained information about financial transactions linked to the Chief Minister.

Taking a jab at Gehlot, Shah advised youths at a public meeting not to wear ‘red’ clothes to Gehlot’s campaign, suggesting that Gehlot might react strongly. Shah accused Gehlot of unprecedented corruption over the past five years, surpassing the corruption of all state governments in Rajasthan since independence.

Listing various scams, including those in the Mining department and instances of large sums of money and gold found in secretaries’ offices, Shah emphasized the need for voters to support a “double-engine” government in the state. He urged people to consider their votes as contributions to the prosperity of Rajasthan and the nation under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Rajasthan is scheduled to hold assembly polls on November 25, with the vote count set for December 3. The BJP won 163 seats in the 2013 Legislative Assembly elections, while the Congress secured 99 seats in the 2018 elections, forming the government with the support of BSP MLAs and Independents.

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