Rajendra Gudha expressed his displeasure after being sacked by Ashok Gehlot. He said that we helped save the Gehlot government. I contested on BSP ticket and then merged with Congress. I only spoke against injustice yesterday, it is not about being a supporter of Sachin Pilot. I have been punished for speaking the truth.
He said that we have not been able to do anything about the exam and paper leak. The youth of this state are disappointed. Significantly, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot sacked state minister Rajendra Gudha on Friday night. The spokesperson of Raj Bhavan gave this information.
This action has taken place a few hours after Gudha surrounded his own government on the issue of atrocities on women in the Assembly on Friday. A Raj Bhavan spokesperson said that the Governor has accepted the Chief Minister’s recommendation to dismiss Gudha with immediate effect. Earlier, an official source had told ‘PTI-Bhasha’, “Rajendra Gudha has been removed from the post of minister.”
Gudha questioned his own government on the issue of women’s safety and atrocities against them. Congress MLAs wave placards on the issue of violence in Manipur during the discussion on the Rajasthan Minimum Income Guarantee Bill 2023 in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.
Raising questions on his own government, Gudha said, “In Rajasthan, it is a fact that we have failed to protect women, and the way atrocities on women have increased in Rajasthan, instead of Manipur, we should look at our own neck.”
On this, Leader of Opposition Rajendra Rathore said that Rajasthan is at number one in the case of crime against women. Rathore later said in a tweet, “Government minister Rajendra Gudha himself is telling the reality of the atrocities and misdeeds happening on sisters and daughters in Rajasthan.” According to Article 164(2) of the Constitution, the cabinet works on the basis of collective responsibility and the statement of the minister is considered to be that of the entire cabinet i.e. the government.
After being sacked from the post, Gudha told reporters that he was punished for speaking the truth. He said, “Rajasthan ranks number one in crime against women. what did i say wrong? I was punished for speaking the truth.” BJP’s Rajya Sabha member Kirori Meena said that Gudha has spoken the truth in the assembly.
He said, “Law and order has deteriorated in Rajasthan and crimes against women have increased manifold. The minister said what is true.” Gudha had the portfolios of Sainik Welfare (Independent Charge), Home Guard and Civil Defense (Independent Charge), Panchayati Raj and Rural Development.