Protest, along with priest’s dead body, outside Rajasthan CM’s residence

9th April 2021

9th April 2021

Image, courtesy India Today

Many a BJP leaders, including a Madhya Pradesh MP Kirodi Lal Meena, staged a dharna near Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s residence in Jaipur on Thursday with the dead body of a priest. 

They were protesting the death of a specially-abled priest in the Dausa district, Rajasthan, due to trauma of pressure exerted by the land mafia. 

The BJP leaders raised slogans and demanded justice for the priest, and in return the Rajasthan Police allegedly used tear gas and rained lathis to disperse the protestors. 

As per reports, the hearing-impaired priest, Shambu Lal Sharma, died of a heart attack a week ago. 

The BJP leaders sat with the priest’s dead body in the civil lines area, raised slogans and demanded justice for the priest, who according to the protestors, died of a shock after his land was illegally grabbed by the land mafia.

Among those protesting were several BJP leaders including former state president Dr Arun Chaturvedi, Dr Kirodi Lal Meena, Sanganer MLA Ashok Lahoti, and others.

Additional SP Anil Singh Chauhan said that Shambhu lived alone and owned two bighas of land near a highway in Rajasthan’s Dausa district. Shambhu’s caretaker, taking advantage of his disability, fraudulently registered his land in the name of a person named Balbir and a woman last month.

According to the BjP map, not only Shambu was forced to sign the fraudulent documents, he was also thrashed by the mafia due to which he died. 

The leaders accused the ruling Congress government of “sleeping” while the menace of land mafia is growing in the state. 


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