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Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has been requested to search for questioning in an investigation into allegations of a conspiracy to tug down the Rajasthan authorities. Mr Shekhawat, a senior BJP chief, has denied the allegations.
Last week, the Congress alleged that rebel MLAs in high-profile dissident Sachin Pilot’s camp have been plotting with the BJP in opposition to the Ashok Gehlot authorities. Two FIRs have been filed shortly after Congress obtained right here out with the allegations, one referring to “Gajendra Singh”.
The event launched transcripts of audios that emerged on-line and claimed these had voices of the Union Minister and rebel MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma, allegedly discussing bribes.
“I am ready to face any investigation. The audio doesn’t have my voice. If I am called for questioning I will definitely go,” said Mr. Shekhawat, Union Minister for “Jal Shakti”.
A businessman named Sanjay Jain, moreover charged throughout the FIR, was arrested on Friday. The BJP has denied any hyperlinks to him, as claimed by the Congress.
The BJP accused the Congress of attempting to malign its leaders and blaming others for its inside catastrophe. The event moreover often known as for a CBI inquiry, alleging that the Rajasthan Congress authorities was tapping telephones illegally.
NDTV cannot vouch for the authenticity of the audiotapes which have been circulating on-line.
Mr Gehlot ordered the Rajasthan Police Special Operation Group (SOG) to research the tapes. The police crew travelled to Manesar near Delhi to hint down a rebel MLA allegedly heard throughout the audio tapes, nevertheless found no person on the 2 resorts the place crew Pilot has been staying.
Mr Gehlot alleges that Mr Pilot is worried in a plot to dislodge his authorities and that he is being actively supported by the BJP, which took power in Madhya Pradesh in March after Jyotiraditya Scindia exited the Congress, taking 22 MLAs with him and bringing down the Kamal Nath authorities.