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Mevani has background of giving 'provoking' speeches: Rajasthan minister

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Rajendra today said MLA was prevented from attending a public meeting in district as he has a background of giving "provoking" speeches.

Mevani, an from Gujarat's Vadgam constituency, was yesterday stopped by the police at the airport here from attending the meeting at Merta town.

The said, "Mevani has tried to disturb social harmony by giving provoking speeches in and Therefore, looking at his background, he was stopped from attending the meeting."

The organisers of the meeting are associated with the Congress, the Rural Development and said at a press conference here.

"Opposition parties will not be allowed to disturb social harmony of the peace loving state, said.

On Rahul Gandhi's recent midnight march at Delhi's gate against the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, he said leaders should have held marches against the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder, and the massacre in the 1984-riots.

The minister also highlighted the achievement of the BJP government in Rajasthan, saying most of the promises made during the Suraj Sankalp Yatra was fulfilled by the Vasundhara Raje dispensation.

The Yatra was taken out before the last Assembly elections in the state by Raje.

claimed that over 13 lakh youths were given jobs and recruitment for 1.80 lakh vacancies in the government sector had been completed.

The minister said the is serious on sensitive issues such as rape and has made stricter provisions for such crimes.

He claimed that rape cases have declined in the state in 2017 as compared to 2016.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 21:00 IST