PM Narendra Modi’s rally a flop show, says Ashok Gehlot

Jaipur | Published: July 8

AICC general secretary and former chief minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally a flop show on Saturday, saying no interaction took place in the meeting and only pre-recorded statement of beneficiaries were played in the programme.

“The meeting was organised for direct interaction with the prime minister but only a presentation of pre-recorded sponsored clips was shown in the meeting. Will this be called an interaction?” Gehlot said.

He said that these clips could have been sent to the prime minister in a pen drive and that too without spending crores of rupees.

The former chief minister alleged that the government machinery was misused and officers from patwari to collector in districts were busy arranging crowd for the rally. The administrative work got badly affected and government and contractual employees were forced to go to Jaipur.

“It was a government programme but the prime minister and the chief minister turned this into a political platformand they praised each other like anything. The PM did not make any announcement for the state,” he said.