Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has landed into trouble after an FIR was registered against him in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh over his alleged ‘derogatory’ remarks against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at a recent rally. The FIR was written based on Congress leader and former MLA Surendra Singh Jadawat’s complaint.
FIR against Union Minister Shekhawat
An FIR has been lodged against Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat over his alleged derogatory remarks against Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The FIR was registered in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh upon the complaint of former MLA Surendra Singh Jadawat.
The FIR has been registered under sections (143 (unlawful assembly), 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on the grounds of religion, race, etc.), 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), 500 (defamation) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the Indian Penal Code.
Union Minister Tried to ‘outrage religious feelings’: Jadawat
At a recently held ‘Jan Aakrosh’ rally in Chittorgarh on Thursday, Shekhawat described Gehlot as the “Ravana of politics in Rajasthan” as he asked people to “resolve to establish Ram Rajya in the state”.
As per the FIR, the BJP organised a meeting at a public place on April 27 where Shekhawat was the key speaker and he gave a speech to “incite” people.
Jadawat told PTI, “I have filed a police complaint tonight against Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat for using such derogatory language against the chief minister of Rajasthan. He tried to outrage religious feelings while addressing a BJP rally.”
Jadwat added that the Union Minister spread hatred about popular CM Gehlot to tarnish his image.