Ashok Gehlot Says Judiciary is in Crisis But PM Narendra Modi is Silent

  Congress veteran and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday questioned the prime minister’s silence on the allegations of sexual harassment against the chief justice of India and said the judiciary is in crisis but Narendra Modi is unfazed. Two days after the prime minister addressed his first poll rally in the Jodhpur Lok Sabha segment, Gehlot targeted Modi for deflecting attention from “real issues”, including the raging crisis in the Supreme Court. The Congress has fielded Gehlot’s son Vaibhav Gehlot against the BJP’s Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. Congress president Rahul Gandhi is trying to bring Prime Minister Modi back to issues, the chief minister said before embarking on a daylong campaign to canvass votes for his son. “We are asking the PM about what is his policy on economy, farm crisis and foreign affairs. The Supreme Court is disturbed. The entire nation’s judiciary is concerned. There is a crisis in the judiciary never seen before and the prime minister is silent,” he asserted. A former Supreme Court staffer has alleged she was sexually harassed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi. Gogoi said the charges are “unbelievable” and part of a conspiracy by some “bigger force” to “deactivate” the CJI’s office. The senior Congress leader said the prime minister and the government should have taken very seriously the issue of four top judges of the Supreme Court holding a press conference last year. Had he handled the situation better, the current crisis could have been avoided, Gehlot said. The prime minister and the law minister should discuss and find a way out of this crisis, he suggested. The entire country’s judiciary is concerned… this situation poses a major challenge for democracy, Gehlot told reporters. Hitting out at Modi for the jibe that he was moving around in the streets of Jodhpur to help his son, Gehlot accused the prime minister of insulting a duly-elected chief minister. “The prime minister is elected by the people and I am also elected chief minister by the people of Rajasthan through democracy. Modi ji is saying all kinds of things against me only to win elections. This does not behove a prime minister. Is it fair to target an elected chief minister? Who gave him the right to insult the seven crore people of Rajasthan who duly elected me…He can fall to this level only to win elections,” he alleged. On Modi’s charge that he was found more in Delhi before the top Congress leadership than in the state, the Rajasthan chief minister said, “Modi ji is spying on me as he is more aware of my whereabouts. Spying is against the law.” Gehlot launched an all-out attack on Modi, saying he should have drawn lessons from former prime ministers like Indira Gandhi by taking opposition leaders along with him to do something good for the country in his five years of rule but has instead done only jumlebaazi and self promotion. Modi has in his poll rallies in southern Rajasthan launched a fierce attack on Gehlot in his bid to woo voters in the state ahead of the April 29 and May 6 elections in the state. Gehlot later told the people at his poll rallies that this election is important for Rajasthan as it will strengthen his government in ushering a new era of development to take the state forward. Urging people to vote for the Congress, Gehlot said it will help his government, elected three months ago, to work harder for public good. Gehlot has addressed three rallies in Falaudi, Pali and Kudi Bhagatasani and another three in Jodhpur city for his son Vaibhav. 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Read More Narendra Modi protected interests of '15 selected people': Rahul Gandhi  By PTI LAKHIMPUR KHERI/UNNAO: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday accused him of protecting the interest of "15 selected people", while ignoring the farmers and the poor. "This chowkidar obliged 15 selected people during his five-year term but told sugarcane farmers that cane-farming caused 'sugar' (diabetes)," Gandhi alleged. The diabetes remark is usually attributed to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. "Narendra Modi in 2014 made a number of false assurances, on 'achhe din' (better days), two crore jobs, Rs 15 lakh in every bank account. But none of them came true," Gandhi said at an election rally in the Kheri Lok sabha constituency. The rally was organised in support of Zafar Ali Naqvi, the party's candidate for the constituency, and its nominee for the Nighasan assembly bypoll, Atal Shukla. He also addressed a meeting in Unnao. Gandhi repeated allegations of irregularities in the Rafale aircraft deal, which the government has denied. "Anil Ambani, who never manufactured an airplane, was awarded with a Rs 30,000 crore contract, but cane farmers were told that cane-farming caused sugar (diabetes) when they demanded their dues," he alleged. The government has repeatedly denied any corruption in the Rafale deal. Elaborating on his party's minimum income guarantee 'Nyay' scheme, Gandhi said, "The scheme was pronounced after due consultation with economists and think-tanks." "The scheme will provide annually Rs 72,000 in individual bank accounts of 25 crore poor people," he added. ALSO READ | Narendra Modi scoffs at Rahul Gandhi for 'daydreaming' about becoming PM The party has promised to give annual income support of Rs 72,000 to poor families under the scheme if voted to power, even as the BJP claimed that 'Nyay' will "ruin" fiscal discipline and the Congress will impose new taxes on the middle class to finance it. "The scheme has been thoroughly discussed and if crores of rupees owed by Anil Ambani, Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi can be waived, then Rs 3,60,000 crore for five crore families under Nyay can also be afforded," Gandhi said in a bid to allay fears about the scheme's feasibility. He said, "Unlike notebandi (demonetisation) and 'Gabbar Singh Tax' by the Modi government which disturbed the economy and employment, Nyay will benefit the economy by enhancing demand for consumer goods and thus, boosting the manufacturing sector and employment." The Congress chief has often termed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as the "Gabbar Singh Tax". The Congress' manifesto reflects the views and suggestions of the common people and not "mann ki baat", Gandhi said, taking a swipe at Modi's monthly radio broadcast. He said as per suggestions from the people, the Congress manifesto provides no jail term for farmers who default loans. "Similarly, the Congress has decided to present a separate budget for farmers so that they can know about the MSP (minimum support price), bonus and cane dues in advance," the Congress chief said. He promised the youths that if the Congress is voted to power, the Centre will fill up 22 lakh government vacancies within a year after assuming office, besides employing 10 lakh youths in panchayats. Gandhi also assured them "to scrap permission for new entrepreneurship for initial three years to boost self-employment." Raising the issue of stray cattle in UP, he said, "The Modi government has made every farmer chowkidar of their crops and he (PM) himself became the chowkidar of Ambani." FOLLOW OUR FULL ELECTION COVERAGE HERE He claimed that his party will form the government at the Centre and that "after the Lok Sabha polls, the next target was (UP) assembly elections (in 2022) to ensure that the state is at the top in education, health and employment as before." Earlier, Congress general secretary in-charge of west UP Jyotiraditya Scindia made a scathing attack on the Modi and Adityanath governments and accused them of ignoring the farmers and the youth. "The Modi government promised to reduce the input cost by half and double the support price of farmers crops, But after five years, the cost has doubled, while the MSP has come to half," he said. Scindia also raised the issue of stray cattle, mob lynching in the name of 'gau-raksha' and farmers suicide. "People were beaten up in the name of gau-raksha but even now gau-matas were roaming on the roads and no gau-sewak was there to take care," he said. "In Madhya Pradesh, the Congress government has decided to set up cow-shelters and to look after them," Scindia pointed out. Reminding people about loan waivers within two days of forming the government in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, Scindia said the Congress did what it had promised and sought votes for the party in the ongoing elections "that will change the 'dasha' and 'disha' of the country". Later, addressing the election meeting in Unnao, Rahul Gandhi targeted Modi and said, "Five years ago, there was a slogan 'achche din aayenge', but now there is a slogan 'chowkidar chor hai'." He also raised questions on demonetisation. 

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