Anti-Hindu sentiments are running high in Indian National Congress (INC)-ruled Rajasthan under the leadership of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. According to an India TV report, independent MLA Ramkesh Meena tore a saffron flag with ‘Jai Sri Ram’ inscribed on it during a public event at the ramparts of the Aamagarh Fort in Jaipur where a mob, along with Meena, first brought down the flag and then tore it to shreds.
Some Hindu organisations have taken strong objection to the Rajasthan Congress MLA’s actions.
The video of the incident soon went viral on social media. Several YouTube users shared the video.
This is the spot where a handful of miscreants were caught desecrating Shiva Lingas a few days ago.
Launching an attack on Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra of the INC, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s media adviser Shalabh Mani Tripathi, sharing this video, said that such actions would not be forgotten.
The Rajasthan MLA had to face strong opposition from his own community and INC workers who protested against him for passing inappropriate remarks on Sachin Pilot.
In June this year, the Rajasthan MLA had accused Pilot of caste politics after which several workers from Pilot camp and members of the Meena community went up in arms against Ramkesh Meena and protested near his house.
Meena and his supporters opposed it and torn down the flag on 21 July.
The Rajasthan MLA said to the media that the Amagargh fort is a historic monument of the Meena community. Some anti-social elements had tried to tamper with the history of the Meena community by placing a saffron flag here.
In the meantime, the BJP has termed the action as an act of provocation. Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Katria said, “The MLA had no right to hurt the sentiments of the people. If there is some dispute then it should be sorted out by the administration. This is an act of provocation by an MLA.”