The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday hit out at the Congress government in Rajasthan over a video allegedly showing the state’s Women and Child Development Minister Mamata Bhupesh being forcibly taken out of her residence during a public hearing. Sharing a 20-second clip of the alleged incident, the BJP’s Rajasthan unit said the public will remove the “arrogant” Congress in the same way Mamata Bhupesh forced a complainant out of a public hearing.
“Last day of proud Congress not far away!” the party tweeted.
In the video, the woman is allegedly seen arguing with the minister and later, being escorted out of the residence by a male staff member.
Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajinder Singh Shekhawat also condemned the incident, saying that ordinary women who raise their voices are seen by the state government as “crossing their lines”.
“A woman who brought a petition to Gehlot government minister Mamata Bhupesh was pushed in front of her daughter,” he tweeted.
“These people treat the daughters of the poor as second-class citizens. Because of this thinking, the brutality against women in the state knows no bounds,” the Union minister tweeted in Hindi.
The alleged video has surfaced amid an ongoing crisis in the Rajasthan Congress as the war of words between two top lieutenants of the party in the state has intensified.