Raje warns of strong action against law breakers
Jaipur (PTI): Talking tough, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasudhara Raje on Sunday said there is a limit to everything and her government will not allow Gujjars to take the state to ransom even as she appealed to the agitators not to be carried away by false propaganda and sit for talks.
"It is shocking that notorious dacoits and goonda elements, wielding arm and ammunition, have joined Kirori Singh Bainsla and are indulging in arson and violence. Such things will not be tolerated," Raje told reporters at her residence here. The government will not allow anyone to take the state to ransom and law and order into their own hands, she warned. Raje alleged "a political party from a neighbouring state was instigating and pumping money" to fuel the violence in the state.
She said the government is open for talks to resolve the issue in a peaceful manner and regretted that Bainsla has been rejecting her appeals. Expressing anguish over the violent incidents that have rocked the state since the past two days resulting in death of 37 people, Raje said there is limit for "bearing such violence and arson" and warned of stringent action against those who take the state to ransom. She said it was very unfortunate that the violence comes in the wake of the May 13 serials bombings that rocked the city and claimed 66 lives.
Giving details of Saturday's violent incidents in which the Sikandra police station was set ablaze prompting police to fire and resulting in the death of 20 people, Raje said police had to fire in self defence since the gun of a personnel was snatched by an agitator who shot at a constable, injuring his leg.