Rupala’s Security Enhanced: 2 Guards Stationed at Rajkot Residence Armed; Defamation Claim Raises Outcry Over Insulting Our Daughters

A video circulating on social media has sparked uproar within the Kshatriya community across Gujarat, particularly in Rajkot and Saurashtra, as it contains allegations made against Lok Sabha candidate Parshottam Rupala. Aditya Singh Gohil, a resident of Bhavnagar and Rajkot, has filed a petition in court, scheduled for April 15, requesting testimonies from witnesses. 

Meanwhile, another meeting has been organized today by former Gondal MLA Jayrajsinh Jadeja to address the matter. However, consensus on a resolution remains elusive within the community. It has been explicitly stated that if the BJP withdraws the ticket of Parshottam Rupala, a solution might be reached.

File photo of Parshottam Rupala

Enhanced Security Measures for BJP Candidate Parshottam Rupala in Rajkot

In response to intelligence inputs provided by the Intelligence Bureau (IB), security has been heightened for the Lok Sabha candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Parshottam Rupala, in Rajkot. Ensuring that no unwanted incidents occur, security has been increased as a precautionary measure. 

Specifically, two armed guards are stationed at the residence of Parshottam Rupala located on Harihar Society, Amin Marg in Rajkot. Furthermore, in police escort, four police personnel including one PSI (Police Sub-Inspector) and three constables will accompany him. Whether it’s a gathering or a rally, the local police station in charge will be assigned the responsibility of coordination and accountability at the respective location.

Aditya Singh Gohil (second from left) suing for defamation in court

Appeal for Redressal

I have come forward to make an appeal regarding a matter of grave concern. Aditya Singh Gohil, a young member of the Kshatriya community residing in Rajkot, has brought to light an issue involving offensive remarks made by Parshottam Khodabhai Rupala, the BJP candidate for the Lok Sabha seat in Rajkot. 

His statements have deeply offended the sentiments of the Kshatriya community, sparking considerable outrage. In response, I have lodged a complaint under sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Parshottam Khodabhai Rupala at the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Ishwariya village of Amreli district, where I reside. 

Yesterday, my plea was submitted to the court, and now the next hearing is scheduled for April 15th.

Complaint Regarding Descriptive Account of Video Content

It has been brought to our attention that a video, circulated widely on social media on March 24, 2024, contains derogatory remarks made by Parshottam Rupala concerning the royal lineage of the Lathi State. 

The video’s narrative, as described in the complaint, allegedly portrays disrespectful comments about the kings and rulers. Such contentious remarks, directed towards the Kshatriya community, have deeply offended its members, considering that this society has never tolerated disrespect towards its heritage.

Absence of Resolution in Societal Discontent

Today, the youth in society are experiencing the highest level of discontent. They are not in a mood to find a solution to this matter. Yesterday, a meeting was held in Ahmedabad where it was explicitly stated that if their candidate’s nomination is withdrawn, then a solution will be found. If it is not withdrawn, then there will be no resolution. 

Today, there is a meeting in Gondal regarding this matter, but I have not received any information about it. However, it is clear to me that there is no aspect of resolution in this matter. Only if their candidate’s nomination is withdrawn, then a solution will be sought.

Controversial Statement by Rupala

Parshottam Rupala made a controversial statement, saying, “The British could have subjected us to even more oppression if our Maharajas had not surrendered. Despite the Maharajas bowing down to the British and engaging in transactions like Roti-Beti (intermarriages), our society did not change its principles, nor did it engage in any transactions. 

The greatest oppression was inflicted upon them (the Maharajas). At that time, they did not wield swords; they bowed down.”

Rupala Apologizes for Controversial Remark

In response to the recent controversy, Parshottam Rupala issued an apology, stating, “I had made a statement during an event of the Valmiki community, expressing discontent towards the actions of the Kshatriya community. 

My intention was not to belittle our royals or to offend anyone. However, if anyone feels hurt by my remarks, I sincerely apologize from the bottom of my heart and seek forgiveness. I request to put this matter to rest here and now.”

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