While the police in Ganganagar, Rajasthan, have been unable to find its MP, Union Minister Nihal Chand Meghwal, to deliver a court summon, Meghwal showed up at Kalyanpuri in the national capital for a BJP rally. “My address in 17, Teen Murti Marg. Anyone can find me there, night and day,” declared Meghwal at the rally.
While the controversy over Meghwal going “missing” was put to rest after he sent his lawyer to represent him in court, the police in Ganganagar had told the court a summon could not be served at Meghwal’s Rai Singh Nagar residence because he shifted to New Delhi and the new address was not known to the police. Nihal Chand, the lone MP from the Rajhasthan to get a berth in Narendra Modi Cabinet, is accused of sexually exploiting a 20-year-old woman.
At Kalyanpuri, Meghwal focused his energies on criticising AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal. “Kejriwal betrayed the people of Delhi. He said if he comes into power, he will put Sheila Dikshit in jail. Instead, he took support from the Congress. The people of Delhi will punish him for his betrayal,” he said. He also made references to Bhagat Singh.
In a speech that was studded with repeated praise for PM Narendra Modi, Meghwal counted BJP’s achievements since coming into power. “BJP keeps its word. We brought down inflation and fuel prices are going down. We will inaugurate a university here on December 14,” he said.
He also promised that with the BJP in power, India would return to its former status of being the “vishwa-guru” and “sone ki chidiya” (golden bird).