Wherever there is a Congress government, unprecedented minority appeasement is common. While the party has done hardly anything noteworthy to uplift the lives of the minorities, it is the token moves that the party banks on to win their votes. However, the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government appears to have gone a step further as in the district of Sanganer all loudspeakers associated with Hindu temples have been forcefully shut whereas other religious institutions are being allowed to use the loudspeaker, according to Ashok Lahoty, BJP MLA from Sanganer.
In a sensational allegation, BJP MLA Ashok Lahoty has claimed that in Sanganer, loudspeakers associated with Hindu temples have been forcefully shut while other religious institutions continue to freely use loudspeakers at their will.
Taking to Twitter, Lahoty said, “Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot under the guise of lockdown has forcefully shut aartis being conducted on loudspeaker in the Hindu temples of Bhankrota, Sanganer area whereas prayers done 5 times a day on loudspeaker in the other religious institution opposite to the temples has been allowed. People will not tolerate this.”
— Ashok Lahoty (@AshokLahotyBJP) May 25, 2021
In his letter to the police commissioner, Lahoty argued that if the rule has been enforced in lieu of the lockdown, then it must be enforced uniformly and duly followed by all religious institutions. Lahoty further added that ward number 65 of Bhankrota in his constituency, while several Hindu temples have been ordered not to use loudspeakers for daily Aarti by the local police, local authorities are turning a blind eye when ‘other’ religious places just opposite to them use loudspeakers for prayers five times a day.
On the other hand, according to reports, Rajasthan is comfortably leading the vaccine wastage race with a total of 11.5 lakh which amounts to 7 per cent vaccine doses that have been wasted in the Congress-ruled state.
The numbers coming in from Rajasthan’s districts are startling, to say the least, with the district of Churu reporting the highest loss of vaccine at 39.7 per cent. Churu is followed by Hanumangarh with 24.60 per cent, Bharatpur at 17.13 per cent and Kota at 16.71 per cent vaccine wastage.
Imagine almost 40 per cent of vaccine doses being wasted in a city. The vaccination drive is as much about effectively administering and allocating the limited number of doses as it is about procuring the necessary doses. It won’t be surprising if the Ashok Gehlot government soon cries about vaccine shortage and attacks the Modi government for not allocating enough vaccines to the Rajasthan.
Recently, an appalling development had come to light from Rajasthan, where life-support ventilators belonging to the PM Cares Fund pool were being leased out by government hospitals to private institutes for exorbitant rates – the burden of which unsuspecting patients are having to incur. However, the above case of the ban on the use of loudspeakers in Hindu temples of Sanganer speaks of the usual minority appeasement policy of all Congress-ruled states.