Will chop off your nose and ears: Karni Sena threatens Rajasthan minister

JAIPUR: The Shree Rajput Karni Sena, which was up in the arms against the makers of Bollywood movie Padmavat last year, has now threatened to chop off Rajasthan Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari's nose and ears for allegedly equating Rajputs with "rats".

The right-wing Rajput outfit has also demanded an immediate apology from the minister while launching a barrage of verbal attacks against her.

Maheshwari, who is a Cabinet-rank Minister of Higher, Technical & Sanskrit Education and Science & Technology Departments, has denied referring to the community.

Latching on to the opportunity, the Congress too slammed the minister for her statements.

Maheshwari had landed in troubled waters for saying, ''there are people like rainy rats who come out of their holes during election time."

The BJP MLA from Rajsamand made these remarks on Monday during a press briefing while responding to a question that the Sarv Rajput Samaj Sangharsh Samiti had started a campaign against the BJP ahead of the upcoming assembly polls.

Responding to that, the Karni Sena held a meeting on Tuesday during which it warned the minister to apologise or face dire consequences, adding that she should have remembered the Deepika Padukone incident during the "Padmaavat controversy" before making such remark.

"BJP has come strong in Rajasthan with the help of Rajput community. Maheshwari had won the last assembly ...

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