In what came as a major embarrassment to senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government, party MLA Vishvendra Singh has grabbed the headlines for all the wrong reasons. In a recently surfaced video of the MLA from Rajasthan's Deeg-Kumher Constituency, Singh can be heard hurling abusive remarks against the S.P(Superintendent of police) of Bharatpur.
The video was allegedly recorded a day after the minister sworn-in the Rajasthan Cabinet earlier in December 2018. In the video, Vishvendra Singh can be seen addressing a group of people saying that he will not let the S.P work under the Congress government.
Further, talking to the public, he stated that he will ask the S.P to be removed from his post for 'raising gun' at him during a meeting he was heading to.
Earlier, Rajasthan cabinet triggered controversy after it directed the removal of Deendayal Upadhyay's photograph from state government documents and letter pads. The cabinet had also ordered the withdrawal of December 11, 2017, circular, in which the previous government led by Vasundhara Raje had issued the directions to insert the picture of Upadhyay in letter pads.
The swearing ceremony of 13 cabinet ministers and 10 state ministers was held at Raj Bhawan, Jaipur in December 2018. As many as 23 newly elected Lawmakers- 22 from Indian National Congress and One from RLD took oath as ministers in the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan Government.
The names of the council of ministers were finalised by the state Congress leaders including Gehlot and Pilot after rounds of discussion with Rahul Gandhi and other senior leaders. This is senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot’s third term as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, previously he headed the Rajasthan governments between 1998-2003 and 2008-2013.