PMO Responds After Gehlot Accuses Speech Removal From Modi Event
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scheduled to visit Rajasthan’s Sikar, and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had a pre-scheduled 3-minute speech at the event. However, Gehlot alleged that the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) removed his speech from the program.
In response, Gehlot took to Twitter and stated that since his speech was allegedly canceled, he would welcome Prime Minister Modi to Rajasthan through his tweet.
He used the opportunity to list five demands for the state, which he would have raised during his speech in the presence of the Prime Minister.
The PMO promptly refuted Gehlot’s accusation and clarified that Gehlot’s office had informed them that he would not be able to join the event.
According to the PMO, Gehlot was duly invited, and his speech was scheduled, but his office conveyed that he would not be able to attend.
In their tweet, the PMO extended an invitation to Gehlot, stating that he was most welcome to join the program.
They also reassured him that his presence at the event would be deeply valued, as it had been during the Prime Minister’s previous visits to the state.
The PMO mentioned that Gehlot’s name was present on the plaque of development works, and unless he had any physical discomfort due to a recent injury, they hoped he would attend.
The event in Sikar was focused on the inauguration and foundation stone-laying of various development projects by Prime Minister Modi.
Gehlot’s absence from the event due to the alleged cancellation of his speech has sparked discussions and reactions from both sides.
The response from the PMO clarified the situation and invited Chief Minister Gehlot to participate in the event, emphasizing the importance of his presence and the significance of the demands he had intended to raise during his speech. The matter gained attention in the media and political circles, given that Rajasthan is set to go to polls later in the year.
The response from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) declining Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot’s claim indicates either Gehlot is unaware of his own office’s decisions or he may have lied or misrepresented the situation in the media.
The PMO’s statement and invitation to the event indicates that Gehlot’s absence from the scheduled speech may have been a result of internal miscommunication or a change of plans within his own office.