Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has expressed his cheeky wish list for after the Rajasthan elections. In an interview with NDTV, Shekhawat stated that he wants to have a cup of tea with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and learn some “magical qualities from the magician” who has had a significant impact on the state’s political landscape for over four decades.
Shekhawat, a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), mentioned that he has been waiting for the opportunity to have tea with Gehlot. He believes that this chance will come after the elections, as he confidently stated that “the entire society is standing together to remove the Ashok Gehlot government.”
The BJP leader humorously referred to Gehlot as a magician and expressed his eagerness to learn some political magic from him. Shekhawat expressed his confidence ahead of the upcoming polls, highlighting the trend in Rajasthan where the incumbent has been voted out in every election since 1993.
Shekhawat further criticized the Congress government’s social welfare campaign and questioned the need for distributing freebies in the last year of their term. He mentioned the hollow promises made by the government, such as providing cylinders for Rs 500 when the Government of India already offers them for Rs 600.
Highlighting the potential of Rajasthan, Shekhawat emphasized that the state could become the growth engine of India with a favorable industrial investment climate. He credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership for attracting significant investment during the last ten years, ensuring a stable government and avoiding policy paralysis.
While Shekhawat discussed the Congress government’s welfare schemes, he stressed the importance of empowerment and meaningful change rather than appeasement. In regards to the Chief Minister’s post, Shekhawat stated that it is not his right and that he focuses on working for the country in the present.
As the Rajasthan elections draw near, Shekhawat’s remarks provide insight into the BJP’s strategy and their determination to challenge the ruling Congress party.