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"Whenever BJP men try to reach out to the people in rural areas, they have to face public ire," Gehlot told the media.
He said that if the government had taken appropriate measures, there would have not been so much violence.
"Surprisingly the government did not suspend Internet services and also failed to clamp prohibitory orders in sensitive cities and towns," he said.
"If the government could suspend the Internet on April 10 (when an anti-reservation shutdown was called) and clamp Section 144 (of IPC), why did it not take similar preventive measures on April 2?"
Despite so-called strict vigilance in Hindaun city, the house of an ex-MLA was torched by a mob, Gehlot pointed out.
He accused the Vasundhara Raje government of jailing innocents while the real culprits remained free.
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