Pokhran (Rajasthan): On Friday, Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat took a jibe at Congress president Rahul Gandhi. The Minister said that Gandhi will maintain his record in the Rajasthan Assembly elections and will return to the pavilion without scoring anything in the state.

Mr Shekhawat while targeting Gandhi said that BJP will rule the state once again and conveyed that the party is also benefitting from the “infighting” within the Congress regarding the chief ministerial post.

While campaigning for the Bhartiya Janta Party in Pokhran ahead of the Assembly elections in the state, Shekhawat said, “Muttiah Muralitharan (former Sri Lankan bowler) used to get out at zero after batting at number ten but Rahul Gandhi scores nothing even after playing as an opener. He (Gandhi) will get out at zero in Rajasthan as well. He will maintain his record here,” the minister said drawing a cricket analogy.

While addressing the rally in the state, Shekhawat showed his confidence in his party and affirmed that the party will win the state elections with a maximum number of votes. The minister said that the rallies conducted by Gandhi in the state have been “ineffective” and voters know who they have to vote to favour development in the state, Shekhawat added.

Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat further said that Congress tried its best possible efforts to confuse the people by accusing BJP in several matters but people compared the work done by Congress when it was in power with that of the current administration. Until now everybody in the state has realized that BJP is the only option here.

During the campaign rally in the state, Shekhawat was questioned by the reporters that whether people were angry with Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. Answering the question Shekhawat said that he doesn’t agree that people are angry with the Chief Minister because if that would be the case then why would such kind of gatherings take place in her rallies. The minister said that the gatherings in her rally are the prrof that people are with her.

“If people are angry with Vasundhara Raje, then why didn’t Congress put up a chief ministerial candidate against her? Congress knows that the situation is absolutely not like that and therefore they didn’t dare to field a chief ministerial candidate,” Shekhawat asserted.

Assembly elections in Rajasthan for 199 assembly seats will take place on December 7 while the counting will take place on December 11.