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Rajasthan: PM Modi Launches 'Red Diary' Attack At Congress; Gehlot Retorts With 'Red Tomatoes, Red Cylinder'

PM Modi claimed that the "red diary", which was produced in the state assembly recently, contained the details of alleged irregular financial transactions of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Ashok Gehlot said the PM can see an "imaginary red diary", but not red tomatoes and red cylinders, skyrocketing prices of which have hit kitchen budgets.

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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates development projects in Rajasthan's Sikar today
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After inauguarting a slew of development projects in Rajasthan today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the Rajasthan government over sacked minister Rajendra Gudha's "red diary", saying it is a fresh project of the Congress' "jhooth ki dukan" which will defeat the party in the upcoming assembly elections this year.

PM Modi claimed that the "red diary", which was produced in the state assembly recently, contained the details of alleged irregular financial transactions of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

"The 'red diary' is a fresh project of the Congress' 'jhooth ki dukan'. It is said that the 'dark deeds' of the Congress are recorded in the diary, which will defeat the party in elections in the state", Modi said.

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He also targeted the Gehlot government over various recruitment paper leaks in the state. A paper leak industry is running in Rajasthan. The Congress government will have to be removed to fulfil the dreams of youths, he said.

'Nahi Sahega Rajasthan'

Asserting Rajasthan's zero tolernace on atrocities on sisters and daughters, PM Modi said,"There is only one slogan this time - 'Nahi Sahega Rajasthan'. Rajasthan will not tolerate."

In light of Modi's visit to the state, activists of BJP Mahila Morcha protested across the state on Wednesday as part of the "Nahi Sahega Rajasthan" campaign which highlights crime against women.

In the capital Jaipur, BJP Mahila Morcha state president Raksha Bhandari and office bearers staged a protest outside the official residence of Local Self Government Minister Shanti Dhariwal by waving red diaries and beating empty plates.

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Ashok Gehlot reacts

Retorting to Modi's remarks on 'Red Diary', Ashok Gehlot said the Prime Minister can see an "imaginary red diary", but not red tomatoes and red cylinders, skyrocketing prices of which have hit kitchen budgets. "Rajasthan is being targetted - that there is atrocity here, that there is no law & order here. Rajasthan has seen the most number of raids. Elections are due in three months. They are perturbed as they can see people's mood. So, they are levelling baseless allegations. 'Laal Diary' is one of them," he said.

Development projects inaugurated

Prime  Modi today inaugurated a slew of various development projects at a programme in Sikar town of Rajasthan.

It has been reported that the prime minister also dedicated 1.25 lakh PM Kisan Samriddhi Kendras (PMKSK) to the nation and launched project "Urea Gold".

 Centre has taken decisions in the interest of farmers for nine years and created arrangements from seed to market for them, he said.

"Our government will not allow farmers to suffer due to the price of urea. Farmers in India, he elaborated, get a sack of urea for Rs 266. This is available in Pakistan for about Rs 800, for Rs 720 in Bangladesh and Rs 2,100 in China." Modi said.

According to the official statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), PM Modi will also inaugurate six Eklavya Model Residential Schools located in Udaipur, Banswara, Pratapgarh and Dungarpur districts of Rajasthan.

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He will also inaugurate Kendriya Vidyalaya Tiwari, Jodhpur during the programme.

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