BJP Yuva Morcha national president and MP Tejasvi Surya has been detained along with other BJP leaders by the Rajasthan police after they tried to visit violence-hit Karauli.
Earlier, the BJP delegation also broke into sloganeering and staged a protest against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his government after not being allowed to visit the violence-hit Karauli district. Reacting to the step taken by police officials, the BJP MP said that the ‘dictatorial government’ is ‘snatching their rights’.
— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) April 13, 2022
“Section 144 is not in place at where we are now…It’s our constitutional right to go to Karauli. This dictatorial government is snatching our rights, which is why we are protesting,” said Surya.
The Jaipur district administration on Saturday imposed Section 144 CrPC till May 9 and suspended the gathering of crowds, protests, assemblies and processions without prior permission in the entire rural and urban area.
The imposition of Section 144 comes in the wake of the stone-pelting incident in Karauli that took place on April 2 during a religious procession.