Ahead of Rahul Gandhi's visit to Rajasthan on Tuesday Union Minister Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has shared a short yet effective video wherein he puts forth a series of questions to the Congress president.
The Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports and Information & Broadcasting, who will be contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from the Jaipur (Rural) constituency from where he is the sitting MP, asked the Congress president seven questions on topics ranging from farm loan-waivers to the Ayushman Bharat healthcare scheme, as well as pertaining to the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan. The video sees Col Rathore standing against the backdrop of rural Rajasthan, decked in traditional attire.
Here are Col Rathore's seven questions to Rahul Gandhi:
Farmer loan waiver
"You came here and dramatically announced loan waivers, but what happened, the loans of the farmers have not been waived yet?"
Kisaan Samman Nidhi
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the 'Kisaan Samman Nidhi', out of the 65 lakh farmers of Rajasthan, 30 lakh farmers gave a letter to the Rajasthan government however this was not communicated to the Centre. Those 30 lakh farmers are facing both loss and humiliation and they are asking answers from you. What do you have to say?"
Ayushman Bharat scheme
"Prime Minister Modi announced that if 50 crore Indian citizens fall sick, they will receive 5 lakhs for their treatment every year. The Rajasthan government shut the 'Bhamashah Yojana' and did not accept the Ayushmaan Bharat scheme of the Centre. What do you have to say to them?"
Law and order situation
"You are coming to Rajasthan and there are cops for your security. In the past 2 days, there have been 10 rapes in the state, this law and order situation is your fault. The women of Rajasthan are asking you for answers."
Assembly Elections manifesto
"During the Assembly elections, you announced that the uneducated unemployed youth of Rajasthan will be getting Rs. 3,500 per month, those youth are still waiting."
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave 10% reservation on the basis of economy, it is being applied all over the country but it is not being exercised in Rajasthan. Rajasthan youth is asking you answer"
"Rajasthan is a land of the brave, the youth from here get into the Army to protect the country. There were surgical strikes and Air strikes for the protection of the country, I understand Pakistan's attempt to make it unsuccessful but why are you doing it? The youth is asking."
Rahul Gandhi would be addressing rallies in Sriganganagar district's Suratgarh and Bundi district headquarters with the same name.
He will later meet his party workers at Ramlila Maidan in Jaipur. "Preparations for the meetings have been completed for Rahul Gandhi's visit to the state," a party leader said.
Rajasthan, which has 25 Lok Sabha seats, will go to polls in two phases. Elections for 13 seats will be held on April 29 and on remaining 12 seats on May 6.