JAIPUR: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday termed as “homicide of democracy” the passage of a invoice giving primacy to Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor over the elected authorities and alleged that the Modi authorities wished to run the nation in a “fascist method”.
His remarks got here a day after the Delhi Police registered an FIR in opposition to his OSD Lokesh Sharma in reference to alleged telephone tapping within the state.
Referring to the Authorities of Nationwide Capital Territory of Delhi (Modification) Act, 2021, Gehlot expressed apprehension that if this continued, the Modi dispensation may abolish the powers of state authorities by bringing in such legal guidelines if the BJP misplaced elections in any state.
In a collection of tweets, he additionally alleged that the BJP was pumping cash in West Bengal to seize the state someway and termed it “part of its politics with out ideas”.
“The individuals of West Bengal will give them a befitting reply by holding them away from energy. Bengal won’t ever go along with such a communal and corrupt political ideology of BJP,” he tweeted.
Alleging that the GNCTD Act was handed by the Modi authorities to curtail the rights of the Delhi authorities, Gehlot mentioned that abolishing the ability of an elected authorities is in opposition to the spirit of democracy.
“The GNCTD Act handed by Modi authorities to curtail the rights of the Delhi authorities is homicide of democracy. Abolishing the ability of an elected govt is in opposition to the spirit of democracy. Earlier the SC had clearly dominated that the elected authorities is the actual head of Delhi,” he mentioned.
“The Modi authorities desires to run the nation in a fascist method. Electoral malpractices, horse buying and selling of elected MLAs, and when failing in each, it resorts to passing such a dictatorial invoice on the energy of its majority in Parliament. That is how the Modi authorities guidelines,” Gehlot tweeted.
The chief minister expressed apprehension that if this continued, the Modi dispensation may abolish the powers of state authorities by bringing in such legal guidelines if the BJP misplaced elections in any state.
“This dictatorial determination of the Modi authorities must be opposed on the nationwide stage by rising above the social gathering line,” he mentioned.
Gehlot mentioned that when the BJP was in opposition it used to demand extra rights like giving full statehood standing to Delhi, however now they’ve introduced such legislation.
“However now they’ve introduced such legislation. Prime Minister advocates cooperative federalism however in actuality, NDA authorities is imposing selections on state governments by enacting such legal guidelines,” he added.
Earlier, whereas talking at a digital programme of the state medical schooling division from his residence, Gehlot mentioned that these criticising the federal government have been being branded anti-nationals, be it a journalist, an creator or an activist.
“It’s a matter of grave concern for us. Have a look at the Chief Election Fee, Revenue Tax Division, ED and CBI. The businesses are being misused. The nation has a problem and we should make individuals perceive,” he mentioned.
In one other collection of tweets, Gehlot demanded that the central authorities instantly withdraw electoral bonds, saying the association was selling black cash.
He mentioned that regardless of objections from the Election Fee, the RBI and opposition events, the Modi authorities introduced in electoral bonds to whiten black cash.
The RBI governor had clearly acknowledged that electoral bonds can result in cash laundering, he mentioned, including that in 2017-18, the BJP obtained 95 per cent share of electoral bonds.
“The EC filed an affidavit within the Supreme Court docket in 2019 stating that the electoral bond would finish the transparency of donations acquired by political events. The EC has softened its stance now,” the chief minister mentioned.
“The Modi authorities ought to instantly withdraw electoral bonds that are selling black cash. Merely withdrawing it is not going to serve the aim. SC ought to take the petition concerning electoral bonds to its logical conclusion to make sure transparency within the political funding,” he mentioned.
Gehlot mentioned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised to place and finish to black cash.
“He may neither deliver again black cash from overseas, nor may demonetisation scale back it,” he mentioned.